Press releases from 2007

  • Weekly direct service runs 12 July – 6 September 2008Fares start from £99 returnCarbon neutral journeys – with far fewer CO2 emissions than flying

    Eurostar, the high-speed train service that links the UK and mainland Europe, today (19 December 2007) announced that tickets for its direct summer service to Avignon will go on sale in a week's time, from Thursday 27 December. Return fares start from just £99.

    The 2008 weekly high-speed departure to southern France begins on Saturday 12 July and runs every Saturday through to...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed international train operator, today (18 December 2007) announced that travellers from 68 towns and cities across Britain can now buy through-fares to Paris, Disneyland Resort Paris, Brussels (as well as any station in Belgium), and 75 connecting destinations in France at www.eurostar.com.

    Eurostar.com is linked with the ticketing systems of seven UK train operators including Virgin Trains, First Capital Connect, National Express East Coast, East Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways, Hull Trains and London Midland, making...

  • --Direct ski services to the French Alps start on 22 December--Christmas markets of Brussels and Lille are less than two hours away--Details of Christmas and New Year timetable--Eurostar vouchers a perfect gift for keen travellers

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train operator linking the UK and mainland Europe, is gearing up for the Christmas holidays and the start of direct ski services to the French Alps.

    Eurostar's highly popular, twice weekly ski train to Bourg-St-Maurice returns on Saturday 22 December...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed train operator that links the UK and the Continent, has been named as 'World's Leading Rail Service' at the 2007 World Travel Awards, the travel industry's equivalent of the 'Oscars'.

    The Awards were voted for by 167,000 travel professionals around the world, including more than 110,000 travel agents, and recognise outstanding achievement across the global travel industry.

    The award follows the move of Eurostar's London terminal from Waterloo to the wonderfully restored St Pancras International station in central London, and the launch of services on...

  • --Crawley or Chelmsford to central Paris in 4 hours--Brighton or Cambridge to central Brussels in 4 hours--Airline passengers can switch from London's airports to faster, more convenient and greener high-speed rail Eurostar, the high-speed train operator between the UK and the Continent, today (19 November) begins services from the new Ebbsfleet International station - making high-speed rail travel even more accessible to 10 million people across southern England.

    The first scheduled departure is the 05.38 for Paris, due to arrive in...

  • 186 mph services from wonderfully restored station using High Speed 1 signal a new era in short-haul travel
    London, Paris and Brussels join 'the two hour club' as journey times are cut by at least 20 minutes

    All Eurostar journeys become carbon neutral at no extra cost

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train operator linking the UK and the Continent, has today (14 November) launched services from the wonderfully restored St Pancras International station, its new home in central London.

    The first departure, bound for Paris, marked the...

  • --Eurostar celebrates 'Waterloo Sunset' after 13 momentous years, as the last trains leave Waterloo International--Services will resume tomorrow (14 November) from Eurostar's new central London home at St Pancras International

    Eurostar, the high-speed train service between the UK and the Continent, will today (Tuesday 13 November) say goodbye to Waterloo International after exactly 13 years of operations. Overnight, Eurostar will move to a new London home at the beautifully restored St Pancras International, where services will resume tomorrow (...

  • ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL LAUNCH OF EUROSTAR SERVICES
    Tuesday 13 November – last trains from Waterloo InternationalWednesday 14 November - first trains from St Pancras International

    Eurostar, the high-speed train operator linking the UK and the Continent, today (Tuesday 6 November) announced that it has taken more than 1 million bookings for travel on High Speed 1, the UK's first 186mph line.

    The milestone was passed with just one week to go before the launch of Eurostar services from St Pancras International, and represents an...

  • --Final preparations underway for Eurostar's overnight move across London--Tuesday 13 November – last train arrives Waterloo International just before 20.00--Wednesday 14 November - first train leaves St Pancras International just after 11.00

    The official opening of the beautifully restored St Pancras International by HM Queen Elizabeth II this evening (Tuesday 6th November) will herald one week to go until the launch of Eurostar services from the station.

    The ceremony, attended by VIPs and dignitaries, will mark the opening of...

  • --Traveller numbers up 3.6% to a record 2.23 million in Q3 2007--Ticket sales rise to £148.5 million--Launch of through fares set to boost travel from UK regions

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with the Continent, saw record traveller numbers in the third quarter of 2007 (July-September) as ticket revenues also continued to rise.

    Traveller numbers rose during the third quarter, with Eurostar carrying 2.23 million travellers – an increase 3.6% against the same period last year. Ticket revenues...

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