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Skaters take over Prague's underground highway

Prague's ‘Tunel Blanka’, at 6.4 kilometres in length, is the longest tunnel of any European city. However, it's not yet open to the public as its completion has been delayed time and time again. So in the absence of cars, Tunel Blanka has been put to alternative use: skateboarders from Prague have begun using it as an underground skate park.

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Prague's ‘Tunel Blanka’, at 6.4 kilometres in length, is the longest tunnel of any European city. However, it's not yet open to the public as its completion has been delayed time and time again. 

So in the absence of cars, Tunel Blanka has been put to alternative use: skateboarders from Prague have begun using it as an underground skate park. The tunnel follows a steady downhill slope, and skaters can race from one end to the other without stopping.

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We interviewed George Service, who told us about his visit to the tunnel in early October:

It took about 26 minutes from end to end. When you get into the tunnel, you’re spotted by cameras, but it takes the police 30 minutes to get to the other end to meet you - so if you’re quick enough, they miss you. One of the guys we were with fell over, but we had to keep on going without him. We sort of went into it with an ‘every man for himself’ attitude. Luckily he wasn’t hurt and the police didn’t catch any of us.

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