Press releases from 2008

  • -- High-speed rail travel from only £59 return – no increase since March 2003-- Lead-in fare now 20% cheaper in real terms than six years ago-- Value for families - children under 4 travel for free

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service linking UK with the Continent, today (31 December 2008) announced that its lead-in fare of just £59 return will remain the same in 2009 – and has now gone unchanged since March 2003.

    The highly competitive £59 return fare is available up to four months in advance of the date of travel...

  • -- 10 million barrier broken as Eurostar publishes details of-- Christmas and New Year timetable High Speed 1 lures travellers from across UK to switch from plane to train-- Eurostar offers gift vouchers as perfect Christmas present

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with the Continent, today (3 December) announced that 10 million Eurostar travellers will shortly have travelled on High Speed 1 since the launch of services on 14 November 2007.

    The ten millionth traveller is expected to travel on...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed train operator that links the UK and mainland Europe, has appointed RAPP (formerly WAVV RAPP COLLINS) to support its Pan European Customer Relationship Management, Loyalty and E-commerce programmes.

    RAPP has been appointed to the consolidated account and will be tasked with supporting Eurostar across these three core areas. Over the coming months, Eurostar will be further developing its traveller communications and refining its award winning website eurostar.com to continue to push the standards of the customer experience.

    Louise Holah, the e-commerce,...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with the Continent, has appointed Emma Harris as its new Sales & Marketing Director (UK & International). She will take up her new position on 17 November.

    In her new role Emma will be responsible for all Sales and Marketing activity in both the UK and international markets. She will also have responsibility for brand management and the development of the Eurostar product.

    Emma joined Eurostar's business sales team in 2001 from Bass Brewers where she was a National Account Manager. She has risen through...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with the Continent, has appointed Emma Harris as its new Sales & Marketing Director (UK & International). She will take up her new position on 17 November.

    In her new role Emma will be responsible for all Sales and Marketing activity in both the UK and international markets. She will also have responsibility for brand management and the development of the Eurostar product.

    Emma joined Eurostar's business sales team in 2001 from Bass Brewers where she was a National Account Manager. She has risen through...

  • --Traveller numbers up 100% from East Midlands, Yorkshire, North East--Greater Manchester and West Midlands growth of over 50%--Travellers from Scotland up by more than a third--First anniversary of carbon neutral Eurostar journeys

    Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that links the UK with the Continent, is celebrating huge growth in traveller demand from the regions after its first year of operations at St Pancras International, the newly restored terminal for High Speed 1, the UK's first high-speed line.
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  • --Traveller numbers up 6.4% to 2.37 million--Ticket sales rise 2.4% to £152.3 million--Amended timetable following Channel Tunnel incident provides 93% of normal capacity--First nine months of 2008 see 13.9% rise in travellers and 17.2% increase in ticket sales

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with the Continent,saw increases in both traveller numbers and ticket sales in the third quarter of 2008(July-September).

    Eurostar carried 2.37 million travellers, an increase of 6.4%...

  • --Also no Eurostar services between the UK and Lille

    Due to industrial action in Belgium, Eurostar will be unable to operate any services between the UK and Brussels on Monday 6 October 2008. A 24-hour general strike in Belgium will commence at 22h00 (CET) on Sunday 5 October 2008.

    The industrial action will mean that Brussels Midi station and the rest of the Belgian rail network will be closed. This means there will be no rail services operating between Lille and Brussels Midi station. There will also be no high-speed onward rail connections on Thalys or ICE,...

  • --9 trains per day London-Brussels; 16 trains per day London-Paris; 1 train per day London-Disneyland Resort Paris--Journey times on average 20 minutes longer than normal--Punctuality of 93% in first two weeks following Channel tunnel incident

    Eurostar, the high-speed train operator linking the UK and mainland Europe, has today(1 October) launched ticket sales on a new, amended timetable that makes best use of the available capacity through the Channel tunnel.

    There are now nine trains/weekday between London and Brussels, and...

  • --Sales are open from 08.00 (BST)--No availability from Friday 19 September to Sunday 21 September and Friday 26 September to 28 September

    Eurostar the high speed passenger train operator which links the UK with the continent has today announced that there will be extra availability on some services from Monday 22 September to Thursday 25 September. Sales will be opened at 08.00 (BST) tomorrow (19 September)

    The Eurostar train service remains restricted, following the incident in the Channel Tunnel on 11 September. Journey times are extended...

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