Eurostar to run more peak services and faster trains between London and Brussels
5 Nov 2003
- Ten extra services a week
- First ever non-stop London-Brussels service
- Brussels-London in just 2 hours 15 minutes
- Improved connections for onward travel
Eurostar today announced that customers will benefit from a ninth daily London-Brussels service from 5 January 2004.
The extra non-stop Brussels service will give Eurostar hourly morning departures from London to the Belgian capital. The additional train will depart London at 07.43 and arrive in Brussels at 11.03 - a journey time of 2 hours 20 minutes.
The expanded London-Brussels service will improve connections to German Railways' high speed ICE services to Cologne and Frankfurt. It also offers a good connection for the high speed Thalys service to Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
The additional train on the Brussels-London route will offer customers a journey time of just 2 hours 15 minutes - departing Brussels at 08.13 and arriving in Waterloo at 09.28.
Late afternoon and evening services on the Brussels-London route have been completely re-timed to offer departures at approximately hourly intervals - ideal for business travellers returning from a meeting in Brussels.
Eurostar's Director of Communications, Paul Charles, commented: "The opening of the UK high speed line has enabled Eurostar to offer business travellers a more flexible timetable which meets their specific requirements for faster and more frequent services.
"Together with the ten minute check-in rolling out across our terminals and the introduction of new lower fares to Brussels, business travellers now have an even greater incentive to switch from the airlines and fly Eurostar instead!"