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Tunnelspeak is a constructed language used by workers in the Channel Tunnel, using a limited vocabulary of French and English for ease of communication between workers with different native languages.


  • balise - the beacon mounted between the rails.
  • frappé - passing a signal

See also

  • Seaspeak
  • Pécrot rail crash, a 2001 Belgian rail accident partially caused by a language barrier


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