Eurostar signals start of the great Easter weekend getaway
13 Apr 2006
Nine extra Eurostar services
Over 150,000 customers travel
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with France and Belgium, is preparing for the four-day Easter weekend by laying on nine extra trains, providing an extra 6,750 seats, on both London-Paris and London-Brussels routes to meet strong demand.
Proving that European short breaks are increasingly popular, more than 150,000 people have picked Eurostar to whisk them from city centre to city centre over the Easter weekend. Travellers are heading to Eurostar's core destinations of Paris, Brussels, Lille and Disneyland Resort Paris. They are also venturing further afield to destinations such as Lyon, Avignon and Bordeaux in France, and Ghent, Antwerp and Bruges in Brussels, by using connecting domestic train services.
Eurostar's Communications Director, Simon Montague, said: « Eurostar is proving to be the transport of choice for travellers taking an Easter break on the continent. Ever more people are seeking to avoid the delays and queues associated with flying, and are realising that Eurostar offers a good value, easier way to travel.