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15 Feb 2012

Eurostar offers 10% discount for travel to 4 March re-scheduled France vs Ireland clash

Until midnight on 17 February, Eurostar is offering disappointed rugby fans who planned to attend the cancelled France vs Ireland Six Nations clash last weekend, a 10% discount on travel to the re-scheduled match on 4 March.

From 3 to 5 March, fans of the Irish and French teams can travel from London to Paris using the reduced fares to cheer on their countries during the match at the Stade de France, simply by booking their trip via eurostar.com and using the promotion code PARISRUGBY.

The code provides a 10% discount on Standard and Standard Premier non-flexible adult single and return journeys departing from London St Pancras International and travelling to Paris Gare du Nord, for a maximum of nine people per booking.

Mary Walsh, Director of Communications for Eurostar said; "There are large Irish and French communities in London who were bitterly disappointed that the Six Nations match was called off last Saturday, so hopefully this discount on travel will be some consolation.

"Many of our rugby loving travellers tell us their Eurostar journey is a great opportunity to soak up the carnival mood before the match, so we're sure the atmosphere on-board next weekend will be bursting with excitement."

The re-scheduled France vs Ireland match kicks off at the Stade de France on the 4 March at 16:00 (CET), 15:00 (GMT).

For more information, to book Eurostar tickets or purchase Eurostar gift vouchers, visit www.eurostar.com  or call 03448 224 777.

Note to editors:
Terms and conditions apply for the 10% discount code PARISRUGBY. Visit www.eurostar.com  for further details.

About Eurostar
1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland® 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 100 million passengers between London and the Continent. Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet. The new Eurostar e320 will carry more than 900 passengers at speeds of up to 320kph.

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. The Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel

· Since 2001 the Ashden awards have been supporting sustainability projects across the globe and now they're working with Eurostar to promote sustainable travel.

· As part of the Tread Lightly programme to cut carbon and get people thinking differently about their journeys, Eurostar has launched the Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel.

· With a prize fund and a host of benefits, the Eurostar Ashden Award for Sustainable Travel will celebrate and support local sustainable travel projects in the UK, France and Belgium.

6. 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.

7. To book tickets or for more travel information, please visit www.eurostar.com  or call 03448 224 777.

For more information contact:

Eurostar Press Office
t:0044 (0)20 7843 5500
e: press.office@eurostar.com