02/01/2013 CHEAP AS FRITES: Eurostar launches January sale with three fantastic offers

2 Jan 2013

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking London and mainland Europe, is launching a twelve day express sale on the 3 January with three great offers to help kick-start 2013:

150,000 seats available from only £59 return for standard travel from London to Paris, Brussels or Lille.
Travel in Standard Premier, where passengers enjoy a light meal and can relax on board in more spacious surroundings, from just £159 return.
Travel from London to any Belgian station from £69 return in standard class.

Holidaymakers hoping to escape the January blues have twelve days to take advantage of reduced Eurostar fares, with the express sale running from the 3rd to the 14th January, for travel from 17th January to the 27h March 2013.*

Mary Walsh, Director of Communications for Eurostar said; "We're encouraging people to start the New Year in style with a great value city escape to Paris, Lille or Brussels. With our lowest fares available for travel up until late March, there is ample opportunity for passengers to indulge in a mini break on the Continent next year."

Eurostar travellers to Paris and Brussels can also take advantage of 'Eurostar Plus', which offers all passengers 2 for 1 entry into paying exhibitions and permanent collections at some of the city's most popular museums and galleries. For up-to-date offers, visit www.eurostarplus.co.uk

For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call 03448 224 777.

Notes to Editors
*Based on bookings made between 03.01.13 to 14.01.13 for travel between 17.01.13 and 27.01.13. Bookings cannot be made for travel from the 14.02.13 to the 24.02.13. 150,000 seats available at £59 return – correct as of 3 January 2013. A £4 fee will apply to all credit card bookings, no charge is made for payments with a debit card. Travel to Disneyland Paris is excluded from the offer. For full terms and conditions visit Eurostar.com.
 
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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