Press releases from 2006


    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train that links the UK with France and Belgium, is set to carry many thousands of fans to see the leading rugby nations play in the Rugby World Cup 2007 in France.

    With exactly one year to go to the start of the tournament, Eurostar today announced that it has become an Official Partner of the Rugby World Cup 2007. The partnership has been made possible thanks to the SNCF Group, Official Partner of the Rugby World Cup and a major shareholder in Eurostar.

    The Rugby...

  • Fantastic "Happy Mondays" breaks still available with Eurostar

    --Many low-cost city breaks on offer online at packages from just £100pp combining Eurostar travel and 3 nights 4* hotel accommodation

    Eurostar, the high-speed train operator linking the UK with France and Belgium continues to make Mondays happier throughout August. A selection of exciting low-price short break packages are being offered, designed to tempt travellers away from the office and into the sunshine.

    Over the summer, the inhabitants...

  • --Total sales of £259.9 million in the first six months of 2006--11% increase in business ticket sales--Punctuality rises to a half-year record of 91%--More than 3.7 million travellers in the first half of 2006

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with the Continent, saw traveller numbers rise again in the first six months of 2006, with a strong increase in business ticket sales.

    Total sales in the first half of 2006 grew by 6% to a record £259.9 million, compared to £246.1 million in the same period in 2005, with a total of 3.73 million travellers...

  • Eurostar will operate a normal timetable between the UK and the Continent on Friday 21 - Saturday 22 and Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 July following the cancellation of planned strike action by Network Rail signal workers. Travellers should check in as normal.

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    Editor's 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 autumn 2007, with the completion of the UK high-speed line to London St Pancras, journey times will be reduced still...

  • --Brussels beach and festival runs from 14 July to 13 August--Enjoy Belgian National Day celebrations on 21 July

    The summer has arrived and it's time for a holiday or short break. Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service, has the perfect suggestion - Belgium. Brussels is the nearest Continental capital to the UK and with fares to the city or any Belgian station from only £59 return.

    Belgium provides a wide variety of attractions, festivals, markets, museums and parks in attractive and towns and cities like Bruges, Gent, Liège, Namur and...

  • --Simplified Eurostar booking process for UK Travel Management Companies, travel agencies, corporations and individual travellers--Amadeus is Eurostar's technology and distribution partner to develop the Eurostar GDS Gateway

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service that links the UK with the Continent, together with Amadeus, a global leader in technology and distribution solutions for the travel and tourism industry, today (5 July 2006) confirmed that Eurostar will soon be arriving directly on agents' booking screens alongside the short-haul airlines. Eurostar is currently...

  • · First direct day train launches on 23rd December 06
    · First direct night train departs on 29th December 06
    · Fares start from just £179 return

    Eurostar, the high-speed passenger train service linking the UK with France and Belgium, opens ticket sales for its direct ski trains to the French Alps today (4th July). Bookings can either be made online at or by calling 08705 186 186.

    Eurostar's hugely popular services direct to the heart of the French Alps offer...

  • --Major long-term benefits for travellers

    Eurostar, operator of high-speed rail services between the UK and the Continent, has joined forces with Europe's leading rail operators in the Railteam partnership.

    The Railteam alliance will offer travellers high-speed, high-quality travel across European borders. As well as Eurostar, other members include:

    -Deutsche Bahn - Germany-NS and HSA - Netherlands-OBB - Austria-SBB - Switzerland-SNCB - Belgium-SNCF - France

    The rapid development of high-speed lines across northern Europe, linking major cities, has...

  • --The weekly direct service runs to 9 September 2006--Fares from just £99 return

    Eurostar, the high-speed train service that links the UK, France and Belgium, launches its weekly direct service on Saturday 8 July to Avignon in the heart of Provence. This is the fifth successive year Eurostar has operated this popular service which takes just over 6 hours from London and 5 hours from Ashford, in Kent.

    It's so easy and relaxing journeying on the direct services. It gives travellers time to plan their itineraries, brush-up on French phrases, watch the lovely scenery whiz past or...

  • --Eurostar is "International High-Speed Partner" to the Motor Show--More Continental travellers book on Eurostar to visit this major event--Artist, Rosemary Masson, creates unique artwork on a Vauxhall Zafira

    Eurostar, the international passenger train operator which links the UK with France and Belgium, today (26/6/6) launches its art exhibit "Aphrodite's Battlewagon" by Rosemary Masson, at Waterloo International for Visit London's Exhibit V, which celebrates art, London landmarks and promotes the British International Motor Show's return to London for the first time in 30 years....