Eurostar will not be affected by industrial action on the 30 June

29 Jun 2011

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking the UK and mainland Europe, will not be affected by planned industrial action in the UK by the Public and Commercial Services union on Thursday 30 June.

Eurostar does not expect the planned industrial action to impact its services, which will run as planned to a normal timetable. Additionally, Eurostar has added extra capacity on Thursday 30 June and will operate two additional services to and from London and Paris:

9028 London - Paris, departing 1331
9037 Paris - London, departing 1443

While there is currently availability, given the high level of demand, seats on these additional Eurostar services are expected to sell quickly, and customers are advised to go to or call 03448 224 777 to check availability and make their booking.

Note to editors:
1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon and the French Alps.

2. 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.

3. 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 115 million passengers between London and the Continent. Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet.

4. 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.

5. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies. Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel's biggest customer.

For more information contact:

Eurostar Press Office
t:0044 (0)20 7843 5500