08/02/2013 Get aboard the ’love’ train: Eurostar 'woos' its passengers with Valentine's Day surprises

8 Feb 2013

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service that 'marries' the UK and the continent will treat its passengers to a host of romantic surprises to celebrate St. Valentine's Day.

On the 14 February, Eurostar will 'woo' couples setting off for a romantic Valentine's Day getaway, with 'love' themed ticket giveaways, exclusive upgrades and special treats including chocolates and mini bottles of Cava.

Couples will also be able to have their pictures taken in Eurostar's own 'love' photo booths, which will be situated in the departure lounges at London St Pancras, Paris Gare du Nord and Brussels Midi stations.

Lucky passengers travelling to Paris, Brussels or beyond this weekend (9-10 February) will also feel the love in the air at London St Pancras station, as Eurostar will stage special 'loved' themed competition with a chance to win one of five weekends away.

Mary Walsh, Director of Communications for Eurostar, said: "Each year, we see a jump in Valentines bookings as couples across the country fall for the romantic pull of Paris. Our on-board crews have seen their fair share of marriage proposals and with all these romantic activities across our stations this Valentine's Day, this year will be no exception."

Tickets for travel from London to Paris and from London to Brussels start from £69 return and can be booked up to 4 months in advance.

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

Notes to Editors:

About Eurostar
1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort 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 130 million passengers between London and the Continent. Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet.

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.

For more information:
Eurostar Press Office
020 7843 5500
press.office@eurostar.co.uk