Press releases from 2011

    • EUROSTAR SERVICE UPDATE

    • BELGIAN DOMESTIC CONNECTING RAIL SERVICES DISRUPTED TODAY

    • EUROSTAR STRONGLY ADVISES PASSENGERS TRAVELLING TO OR FROM BRUSSELS ON THURSDAY 22 TO EXCHANGE TICKETS FOR TRAVEL BEFORE OR AFTER

    A general strike is planned to take place across Belgium on Thursday 22 December meaning that the Belgian rail network will be closed on this day. Eurostar strongly advises passengers travelling to or from Brussels on Thursday 22 to exchange their tickets for travel before or after.

    As a consequence of the general strike, Eurostar will be...

  • EUROSTAR SERVICE UPDATE

    WIDESPREAD DISRUPTION EXPECTED

    A general strike is planned to take place across Belgium on Thursday 22 December meaning that the Belgian rail network will be closed on this day.

    As a consequence, Eurostar will be unable to operate services to and from Brussels from 22:00 CET on 21 December to 22:00 CET on 22 December. In addition, all other domestic and international connecting services to and from Brussels will be unable to operate.

    During this period Eurostar services to and from Brussels will terminate and commence at Lille Europe station...

  • EUROSTAR SERVICE UPDATE

    WIDESPREAD DISRUPTION EXPECTED

    A general strike is planned to take place across Belgium on Thursday 22 December meaning that the Belgian rail network will be closed on this day.

    As a consequence, Eurostar will be unable to operate services to and from Brussels from 22:00 CET on 21 December to 22:00 CET on 22 December. In addition, all other domestic and international connecting services to and from Brussels will be unable to operate.

    During this period Eurostar services to and from Brussels will terminate and commence at Lille Europe station...

  • Eurostar's popular direct summer services to Avignon will open for sale earlier than usual from 20 December 2011, to cope with traveller demand for the quick and convenient services to the stunning Provence region of France.

    Holidaymakers are advised to book early to avoid disappointment for the weekly direct services that will run from 7 July to 1 September 2012. With direct journey times of less than six hours from St Pancras International in London and Ashford International in Kent, the summer service is a perennial favourite with travellers with tickets selling fast every year....

  • • 86% of 10-12 year olds incorporate protection of the environment into daily lives• 64% believe the lifestyles of their parents and grandparents have negatively impacted on the environment• Eurostar invites young environmental champions to present their views at European Parliament

    Children as young as ten are taking more interest in protecting the environment than adults, according to new research by Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service between the UK and mainland Europe.

    Almost nine out of ten (86%) 10-12 year...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, today announced its results for the third quarter of 2011, having delivered a solid performance during the period with sales revenues up 7% (£197m in 2011 vs £183m in 2010). Looking back across the year to date, total sales revenue figures have grown by 5% compared to the same period in 2010 (£617m in 2011 vs £588m in 2010).

    The total number of passengers travelling on Eurostar services between January and September 2011, rose by 1% compared to the same period last year (7.3m in 2011 vs 7.2m in 2010...

  • Eurostar, the high speed rail service between UK and mainland Europe, has awarded NOMAD Digital Ltd ('NOMAD'), the specialist provider of connectivity solutions to the rail industry, the contracts to supply onboard wifi connectivity and state-of-the-art infotainment for its existing fleet of high speed trains. This follows a rigorous, competitive procurement process in which NOMAD emerged as the clear winner.

    Over the next three years, Eurostar is making a £700 million investment in its fleet. This includes the complete overhaul and refurbishment of the existing fleet as well as the...

  • Until midnight on Friday 2 December, Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service that links Britain and the continent is offering passengers a 10% discount on travel to Paris, Brussels and Lille (between 1 December and 9 February 2012).

    Across the country people can treat themselves to a winter getaway for less, by simply booking their trips via eurostar.com and using the promotion codes below:
    Journey CodeLondon - Paris LONPARISAshford - Paris ASHPARISEbbsfleet - Paris EBBPARISLondon - Brussels LONBRUSSELSAshford - Brussels ASHBRUSSELSEbbsfleet – Brussels...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking London and mainland Europe, announced today that it has begun the search for a roster of agencies to provide creative and advertising services across its core markets of the UK, France and Belgium. The ultimately successful agency or group of agencies may also assume responsibility for Eurostar's international and emerging markets.

    The pitch process is a consequence of Eurostar's strategic decision to introduce a more consistent brand personality across all of its different markets as the business prepares for the advent of direct,...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking London and mainland Europe is set to launch its first pan-European advertising campaign on the 1 October. The new London 2012 focused advertisements will mark the first time that Eurostar has shown the same TV advertisement in the UK, France and Belgian.

    The campaign, created by Paris-based agency Leg, will focus on the important role Eurostar will play in carrying thousands of Olympic fans from the continent to London to see the 2012 Games in action. The advertisement will introduce its new strapline 'Opening the Way' to illustrate...

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