30/01/2014 Thousands of English Rugby fans set to travel by Eurostar this weekend for Six Nations Clash
30 Jan 2014
Eurostar will welcome thousands of English rugby fans this weekend, as they make their way to the Stade de France in Paris for the crunch match between France and England, the first meeting for both teams in the 2014 RBS 6 Nations Rugby Tournament.
Almost 20,000 people are expected to travel to Paris with Eurostar on Friday 31 January and Saturday 1 February, a 20% uplift compared to the same weekend in 2013, when there was no tournament match.
As the English fans descend on Paris, the congenial rivalries are expected to continue from the moment the final whistle blows on Saturday evening and throughout the rest of the weekend.
Mary Walsh, Director of Communications for Eurostar commented; “With quick connections into our stations from across the country, a trip to the home of French rugby has never been easier. As a result, we’re expecting to see a sporting invasion this weekend as thousands of England rugby fans use the Eurostar journey to soak up the carnival mood and to celebrate old friendships and sporting rivalries.”
The France vs. England match kicks off at the Stade de France at 18h00 (CET) 17h00 (GMT).
Tickets for travel from London to Paris starts from £69 return and can now be booked up to 6 months in advance for Spring / Summer 2014.
For more information or to book tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call 08432 186 186.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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 140 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.
- 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.
For more information about Eurostar please contact:
Eurostar Press Office
t: 00 44 (0) 20 7843 5500