Eurostar named "World's Leading Rail Service"

11 Nov 2005

Eurostar, the high-speed train operator that links the UK, France and Belgium, has won one of the travel industry's most prestigious awards – landing the title of 'World's Leading Rail Service' at the 2005 World Travel Awards.
The World Travel Awards, now in their twelfth year, celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement in the global travel and tourism industry. The award winners are chosen by an online vote and this year 176,000 travel industry professionals – including 110,000 travel agents - from over 200 countries around the world cast their votes to select the winners.
Paul Charles, Director of Communications, Eurostar, said: "Eurostar is proud to again be named the 'World's Leading Rail Service' at the World Travel Awards. We are especially pleased, as it is the eighth consecutive year we have received this accolade!
"The award is a fitting recognition of the consistently high standards of customer service Eurostar's people deliver to business and leisure travellers each day."
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Editors Notes:
1. Eurostar is the fast train service linking London, Ashford, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Avignon, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris and the French Alps.
2. In 2007, with the completion of the UK high-speed line to London St Pancras, journey times will be reduced still further. London to Paris will be 2hrs 15mins, London to Brussels will be 1hr 51mins and London to Lille 1hr 20mins.
3. Eurostar was named "Train Operator of the Year" at the 2005 HSBC Rail Awards, "World's Leading Rail Service" every year since 1998 at the World Travel Awards and "Best Worldwide Rail Operator" at the 2005 Buying Business Travel Awards.
5. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are two entirely different companies with two different management teams. Eurostar is Eurotunnel's largest customer.
6. To book tickets for Eurostar, or to find out more information, go to, call 08705 186 186 or contact your travel agent.
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office,+44 (0) 20 7922 4494,