• Rail Tunnel from Madrid Spain to Casablanca Morocco

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  by Jeff Smith
 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/everettpot ... a-by-2030/
An Underwater Rail Tunnel May Link Europe With Africa By 2030


In just over five years, there’s a good chance that you will be able to board a high-speed train in Madrid and travel from Spain to the Moroccan city of Casablanca in five and a half hours, hurtling through a new tunnel under the Strait of Gibraltar. This may sound like something from a Jules Verne novel, but it was first discussed by Spain and Morocco in 1979. They even did feasibility studies through 1981, but the project failed to progress beyond that point.

Spain and Morocco are now reconsidering this ambitious undertaking, spurred in large part by the approaching 2030 FIFA World Cup. It will mark the centennial World Cup competition, and for the first time, three countries from two continents will host the competition: Spain, Morocco, and Portugal. Fans will want to travel between these countries for matches as quickly and efficiently as possible. They might as well do so on a 21st century engineering marvel.
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  by Gilbert B Norman
 
Wow, I can see it now.

The tunnel built pre-WWII, and Bogey, Ingrid, and Paul racing through it @ "Silver Streak" velocity. In hot pursuit is the German Provost (can't remember who played him). Bogey et al "make it" to neutral Spain, but the Provost is detained and tried as a war criminal.

Hope it need not be said that I'm referring to the movie "Casablanca".
  by scratchyX1
 
Gilbert B Norman wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 8:29 am Wow, I can see it now.

The tunnel built pre-WWII, and Bogey, Ingrid, and Paul racing through it @ "Silver Streak" velocity. In hot pursuit is the German Provost (can't remember who played him). Bogey et al "make it" to neutral Spain, but the Provost is detained and tried as a war criminal.

Hope it need not be said that I'm referring to the movie "Casablanca".
I recall a german/american silent movie that was initially about an atlantic tunnel,
but then was resubbed, into being about the Chunnel.
It was full of futuristic gyrocopters, and art deco fasions.