Press releases from 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...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed train operator that links the UK with France and Belgium, today (21 March 2006) announced its support of a new blog: voiceofacity.com. Voice of a City is a forum for a diverse group of Parisian residents writing about their daily lives - from their favourite bars and restaurants to their musings on life in the French capital.

    Voice of a City will become invaluable for travellers looking to go beyond the guidebook trail and discover a side of the city that visitors to Paris don't usually see.

    The blog currently has seven Parisian 'Voices' recording their...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed train service that links the UK with France and Belgium, has appointed Simon Montague as its new Director of Communications.

    Simon currently works as a consultant at the top-twenty corporate communications consultancy Fishburn Hedges and will join Eurostar in April, reporting to Commercial Director, Nick Mercer.

    Simon joined Fishburn Hedges in 2004, having been the Transport Correspondent for BBC News since 1997. Previously, he covered transport for BBC South East and before that he was News Editor of New Civil Engineer magazine.

    He succeeds Paul...

    • Fares from just £69 return

    • Bookings taken now on 08457 660 421

    Eurostar, the high-speed train operator, is now taking bookings for fans to travel to Germany for the FIFA World Cup 2006 during June and July. With fares from London or Ashford to Cologne from just £69 return, high-speed rail is the real alternative for football supporters to make the most of the matches in Germany.

    Fans can travel from London or Ashford to Brussels where a simple connection onto high-speed ICE or Thalys services will take them on to Cologne which takes just...

  • Follow in the footsteps of Sol Campbell as Eurostar launches a 10th daily weekday service between London and Brussels


    • New service begins on Monday 13th February

    Strong demand has led Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service, to increase the number of services between London and Brussels to 10 every weekday from next Monday.

    The extra service, in each direction, will provide an even better timetable for business travellers, as there will be one Eurostar every hour from Brussels between around 15.00 and 19.00, and then a later service at 20.25, enabling...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed train operator that links the UK with France and Belgium, today brought the convenience of its fast track Business Premier check-in to the Business Travel Show in London!

    Eurostar is sponsoring the entrance area to the show (Olympia, London, 31 January – 2 February 2006) to give attendees a taste of the hassle-free 10-minute check-in that Business Premier travellers enjoy at Eurostar's terminals in London, Paris and Brussels.

    Uniformed members of Eurostar's onboard crew will be on hand to welcome visitors as they enter the show. This is the first time...

    • Sales of £464m - up 7% on 2004

    • 7.5 million travellers carried – 14% year-on-year increase in business travellers

    • Market shares at record highs

    • 10th daily service to Brussels to launch in February

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with France and Belgium, saw record sales and traveller numbers in 2005 as an innovative new product strategy attracted thousands more business customers.

    The increase in "Business Premier" traffic, with 14% more business tickets sold than in 2004, shows that Eurostar appears to...

    • Over 4 million travellers have used Eurostar to and from Kent

    Eurostar, the high-speed train service that links the UK with France and Belgium, is today celebrating 10 years of service to and from Ashford International.

    More than 2 million travellers have boarded the Eurostar, in each direction, using Ashford International for quick and convenient journeys to and from France, Belgium and beyond. Lille is just 55 minutes away; Brussels under 1h 40m away and Paris under 2 hours.

    It was an historic day for Kent when Eurostar services began on 8 January 1996 and...

    • Columbia Pictures' The Da Vinci Code releases globally on May 19th 2006

    • Eurostar unites with VisitBritain, Visit London, VisitScotland and Maison de la France

    • The Da Vinci Code phenomenon helps to create record sales for Eurostar

    Eurostar, the high-speed train service that links the UK with France and Belgium, is to lead the largest ever international campaign to boost tourism to London, Paris and Edinburgh on the back of this spring's release of blockbuster movie, The Da Vinci Code, from Columbia Pictures.

    The short-haul carrier – today announced...

    • Direct service runs 8 July – 9 September 2006

    • New low fares from £99 return

    Eurostar, the high-speed train service that links the UK, France and Belgium, today (4 January 2006) announced that tickets for its direct summer service to Avignon were now on sale. To mark the Avignon service's fifth birthday, Eurostar has reduced the standard class fare to start from just £99 return.

    The 2006 service begins on Saturday 8 July and will run weekly every Saturday through to Saturday 9 September.

    The journey from London Waterloo or Ashford International takes...

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