Eurostar releases 20,000 extra seats priced at £69 return

2 Jul 2012
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking London and mainland Europe, is today releasing 20,000 extra £69 return fares for mid-week travel from London to Paris, Lille or Brussels this summer.*
Holidaymakers have until this Sunday (8th July) to make the most of this exclusive offer, which is available for travel between the 24th July and 31st August 2012. Passengers are advised to check the £69 fare finder on eurostar.com which clearly indicates which weekdays have the best low-priced ticket availability.
 
Travellers looking to enjoy a summer city break can also make the most of exclusive hotel offers by booking their train and hotel together at Eurostar.com. 
 
Mary Walsh, Director of Communications for Eurostar said; “August is the perfect time to escape to the continent for a day trip or city break, with many locals going off for the holiday period leaving a peaceful atmosphere in which to explore and relax. With attractive fares and exclusive discounts on hotel and train packages, there is a lot of opportunity to treat yourself.”
 
For more information, to book Eurostar tickets or to purchase Eurostar gift vouchers visit www.eurostar.com or call 03448 224 777.
 
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Notes to Editors
*Based on bookings made between 02.07.12 to 08.07.12 for travel between 24.07.12 and 31.08.12
 
About Eurostar
1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland® Paris, Avignon and the French Alps.
 
2. Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR.
 
3. The current Eurostar train was first introduced into service in 1994 carrying 750 passengers and operating at speeds of up to 300kph. Since then, the fleet of 28 trains has carried more than 100 million passengers between London and the Continent. Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet. The new Eurostar e320 will carry more than 900 passengers at speeds of up to 320kph.
 
4. Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe’s leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding European high-speed rail network.
 
5. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies. Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel’s biggest customer.
 
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