Press releases from 2006

  • Eurostar gets set for Christmas

    • Special onboard seasonal menu• Eurostar gift vouchers perfect present for travellers• Direct ski services to the French Alps return from 23 and 29 December• Eurostar takes travellers direct to Lille and Brussels for Christmas markets

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train operator between the UK, France and Belgium, is gearing up its services for the Christmas holiday period and the return of its direct ski services to the French Alps.

    The first day train of the weekly ski service to Bourg-St-Maurice for the 2006-2007 season departs...

  • --10 daily services from London to Lille--Tickets from £55 return--Journey time of 1 hour 40 minutes

    Eurostar, the high speed train operator linking the UK with the Continent, was today gearing up to carry large numbers of Manchester United fans to Lille for the team's crucial Champions League Quarter Final in February.

    Lille lacks any direct flights from the UK making Eurostar's high speed rail services the easiest way to reach the northern French city. Eurostar runs 10 daily services from London Waterloo to Lille with a fastest journey time of just 1 hour 40 minutes. Eurostar...

  • - Opens 10 December 2006- Quicker and even more reliable journeys to and from Brussels Midi station

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train operator between the UK and France and Belgium will become even more reliable on the London - Brussels route with the completion of a new £7.5 million, 435 metre metre viaduct outside Brussels Midi station, which will open on 10 December 2006.

    The viaduct is the last and final section in the Belgian high speed line which runs from the French border, near Lille, through to Brussels.

    The viaduct...

  • --Journey times will be cut by an average 23 – 25 minutes--High Speed 1 railway to deliver faster, more reliable, less environmentally damaging alternative to flying--Stunning new station with connections that bring Eurostar services to travellers across the UK

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train operator between the UK, France and Belgium, announced today that it will launch passenger services from St Pancras International in exactly one year's time, on Wednesday 14 November 2007.

    Eurostar confirmed that it will move its...

  • Eurostar the high-speed rail operator that links the UK with France and Belgium, today announced that despite planned industrial action on French railways on Wednesday 8 November 2006, it will be operating a normal service. All travellers are advised to check-in as normal.

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    Editor's Notes:

    Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking London, Ashford, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Avignon, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris and the French Alps.

    2. In autumn 2007, Eurostar's London terminal will switch from Waterloo International to St. Pancras...

  • Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with France and Belgium, today (18 October 2006) unveiled its new look UK Sales Team.

    Eurostar's Director of Sales, Emma Harris has appointed Jason Geall as the new Head of UK Sales to take responsibility for both the Business and Leisure Sales teams. Jason joined Eurostar in August 2005 as Head of Business Sales. Prior to this was he was National Sales Manager for six years at He has also held management roles in retail with both Sears and the Kingfisher Group...

  • --Traveller numbers up 9.9% to new record of 2.15 million--Sales revenue up 21% to £130 million--Eurostar trains deliver 91.4 % punctuality

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with the Continent, saw very strong growth in traveller numbers and ticket sales, and record punctuality in the third quarter of 2006.

    Between July and September, Eurostar carried 2.15 million travellers - the biggest ever number for the third quarter and up 9.9% against the same period in 2005. This record flow was swelled by thousands of extra passengers who switched from...

  • Date: 2 October 2006

    -- Eurostar achieves best ever punctuality performance-- 95.9% in September and 92.7% on time since start of disruption to air travel-- On-time performance helps travellers avoid airline delays

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service between the UK, France and Belgium, has recorded the best ever punctuality figures in the company's history.During September, 95.9% of trains reached their destinations on time. There were eleven days last month when Eurostar recorded 100% punctuality, with every single train arriving at its destination on...

  • Date: 2 October 2006
    London-Paris and London-Brussels flights generate ten times more carbon dioxide emissions than Eurostar
    Findings of independent research make 41 percent of travellers 'much more likely' to take the train
    Poll shows 39 percent of people changing their travel habits due to worries about climate change

    Passengers who fly between London, Paris and Brussels generate ten times more emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) than travellers who go by rail, according to detailed...

  • More than 10 million people in easy reach of new station that offers 'park and ride' access and a seamless alternative to London's crowded airports
    Ebbsfleet International conveniently located close to M25, M20, M2, A2, Dartford Crossing and Bluewater shopping centre

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service linking the UK with France and Belgium, has today planted Ebbsfleet International on the map, unveiling a major new station that will offer easy access to continental Europe for more than 10 million potential travellers across...