Press releases from 2012

  • Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service between the UK and mainland Europe is set to carry tens of thousands of travellers from across the UK to France, Belgium and Switzerland over the festive period.

    From Friday 21 December to Thursday 3 January, Eurostar has seen a surge in bookings from the UK with over 160,000* passengers expected to travel for a winter getaway. Friday 21 and Saturday 22 December are the busiest days for departures as Eurostar’s French and Swiss ski services start their first services of the season.

    Hundreds of passengers will take Eurostar’...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking London and mainland Europe is launching a new direct service from London and Ashford to three popular holiday destinations in the South of France - Lyon, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence.

    The new weekly spring service, which complements Eurostar's existing Avignon services, is perfect for travellers looking to secure an early summer getaway. The service will be offered for a trial period during May and June 2013 and tickets will go on sale on the 11 December 2012 alongside tickets for Eurostar's existing weekly summer services to...
  • Thirteen pioneering sustainable travel schemes from across the UK, France and Belgium have been shortlisted today for the 2013 Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel, moving a step closer to winning a share of the £30,000 prize fund.


    The Award, now in its second year, recognises innovative travel schemes that are leading the way in encouraging people to adopt more sustainable ways of travelling, helping improve quality of life whilst reducing congestion, pollution, and CO2 emissions. The shortlist for 2013 is:


    UK


    Stagecoach UK Bus - for an initiative aimed at...

    • Sustainable, seasonal Business Premier menus bring together the best of Britain, France and Belgium

    • Eurostar becomes first transport provider to join the Sustainable Restaurant Association

    • New research shows majority of business travellers have maintained or increased their level of business travel in the past 12 months

    Eurostar today proudly announces the appointment of world renowned Michelin starred chef, Raymond Blanc as its Culinary Director. The exciting new gastronomic partnership will see Raymond share his passion for promoting the very best in...

    • Passenger numbers stable in Q3 year on year at 2.6 million passengers

    • During the Olympics passenger numbers were up 4% compared with the same period in 2011

    • Year to date traveller numbers are up on 2011 (7.4 million in 2012 versus 7.3 million in 2011)

    • Positive outlook for the 2012 year end as bookings bounce back post-Olympics

    • Investment in new fleet of Eurostar trains progressing well

    Eurostar, the high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, today reported a solid performance during the third quarter of 2012. During...

  • Eurostar launches new weekly ski service to the Swiss Alps Tickets on sale from Thursday 11 October.

    This winter, Eurostar is forging an exciting partnership with the international high-speed train service, “TGV Lyria” to launch a new weekly service between London and some of Switzerland’s most popular ski resorts.

    On sale from Thursday 11 October, the new ski service will carry ski and snowboarding enthusiasts from St Pancras International and Ashford International to the heart of the Swiss Alps and the Valais region. Resorts including;...

  • The search is on for the best sustainable travel initiatives in Europe as the 2013 Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel opens for entries.

    The Award, which is free to enter, recognises pioneering sustainable travel schemes from Belgium, France and the UK that are leading the way in encouraging people to adopt more sustainable forms of travel, helping improve quality of life, reducing congestion and pollution, and cutting CO2 emissions.

    Entry to the Award is open until the 30th October 2012, and up to two winners will be awarded with a share of the £30,000...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking London and mainland Europe has launched its first advertising campaign from newly appointed pan-European creative agency, AMV BBDO.


    The UK focused campaign, which plays on the cultural exchange between the UK, France and Belgium, launches an attractive price promotion with return journeys form London to Paris or Brussels starting at just £59 return – a saving of £10 on Eurostar’s regular lead-in fare. 


    From cricket to the Little Black Dress, the new campaign highlights things that are considered to be iconically British but...

  • Eurostar’s direct ski services open for sale on Monday 31 July 2012


    Eurostar’s popular direct ski services from St Pancras International and Ashford International to the heart of the French Alps, will open for sale at 9am on Monday 31 July 2012.

    The direct day and night services carry ski and snowboarding enthusiasts direct to the popular French ski towns of Moûtiers, Aime-La-Plagne* and Bourg St Maurice, with return fares starting from £149. The 2012/2013 seasonal ski services will run from 22 December (day services)...
  • Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking London and mainland Europe has launched its first advertising campaign from newly appointed pan-European creative agency, AMV BBDO.


    The UK focused campaign, which plays on the cultural exchange between the UK, France and Belgium, launches an attractive price promotion with return journeys form London to Paris or Brussels starting at just £59 return – a saving of £10 on Eurostar’s regular lead-in fare.


    From cricket to the Little Black Dress, the new campaign highlights things that are considered to be iconically British but...

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