When where the first electric trains in London?
Electric. High speed trains are always electric, and the only trains allowed through the Channel Tunnel are electric. Eurostar is the brand name of the company running high speed trains London-Paris and London-Lille-Brussels through the Channel Tunnel. Eurostar uses the stations: St. Pancras (London), Gare du Nord (Paris), Bruxelles Midi (Brussels) and Lille Europe. Currently these are the only passenger trains operating through the tunnel. The Eurostar takes 2 hours 15 minutes between London and…
== == The very first trains were designed around 1825. Then in 1829 people were allowed to ride trains. Diesel and electric trains were invented somewhere around the 1950's. The maglev dates back to 1930. Trains were invented around 1825. People were allowed to ride the trains in 1829. Maglev trains date back to 1930. Diesel and electric trains were invented in the 1950's.
The trains are powered by electric motors. Electricity is provided to the trains via the third rail, an electrified rail which runs along the tracks parallell to the "running rails" (which actually guide the train) and the trains have runners which transmit the electricity to their motors inside. Whereas mainline railways tend to have one third rail, the London Underground actually has two.