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Faroe Islands New 11.2km Undersea Road Tunnel Cuts Travel Time From 64 Mins To 16 Mins, See Inside

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Faroe Islands New Undersea Road Tunnel Cuts Travel Time From 64 Mins To 16 Mins, See Inside - autojosh

Faroe Islands will on December 19 launch 11.2km undersea road tunnel that cuts travel time from 64 to 16 mins.

To put the length of the undersea road into perspective, the 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos is 11.8 km long.

The tunnel network cuts down travel distance between Tórshavn and Runavík from 55 kilometres to 17 kilometres.





Faroe Islands New Undersea Road Tunnel Cuts Travel Time From 64 Mins To 16 Mins, See Inside - autojosh

Faroe Islands New Undersea Road Tunnel Cuts Travel Time From 64 Mins To 16 Mins, See Inside - autojosh

Faroe Islands New Undersea Road Tunnel Cuts Travel Time From 64 Mins To 16 Mins, See Inside - autojosh

The Faroe Islands, a series of 18 Islands between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean, are set to open an undersea road roundabout after more than three years of construction.

The 6.8 miles (11.2 kilometres) underwater tunnels connects the islands of Streymoy and Eysturoy. It is scheduled to open on 19th of December, 2020.

Faroe Islands New Undersea Road Tunnel Cuts Travel Time From 64 Mins To 16 Mins, See Inside - autojosh

Faroe Islands New Undersea Road Tunnel Cuts Travel Time From 64 Mins To 16 Mins, See Inside - autojosh





Faroe Islands New Undersea Road Tunnel Cuts Travel Time From 64 Mins To 16 Mins, See Inside - autojosh

Faroe Islands New Undersea Road Tunnel Cuts Travel Time From 64 Mins To 16 Mins, See Inside - autojosh

The tunnel network will come as a relief to residents as it cuts down the travel distance between Tórshavn and Runavík from 55 kilometres to 17 kilometres. This means that the former 64 minutes journey will now take just 16 minutes.

It will also cuts travel time between the capital Tórshavn and Klaksvík from 68 minures to 36 minutes.

Faroe Islands New Undersea Road Tunnel Cuts Travel Time From 64 Mins To 16 Mins, See Inside - autojosh

Faroe Islands New Undersea Road Tunnel Cuts Travel Time From 64 Mins To 16 Mins, See Inside - autojosh

To put the length of the undersea road into perspective, the second longest bridge in Africa, the 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos is 11.8 km long.

In order to increase safety, no inclination in the tunnel is steeper than 5 per cent and the lowest point is 187 metres (613ft) below the below sea level.

Faroe Islands New Undersea Road Tunnel Cuts Travel Time From 64 Mins To 16 Mins, See Inside - autojosh

Faroe Islands New Undersea Road Tunnel Cuts Travel Time From 64 Mins To 16 Mins, See Inside - autojosh

According to local media, a test-run involving emergency services is scheduled for 17 December, 2020.

But this underwater tunnel won’t be free for motorist that wants to reduce their travel time. Passenger cars will be required to pay a toll fee of 75 Danish Krona (£9.10) one way. This is approx N4,700 in Nigerian Naira.





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