Press releases from 2006

  • --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...

  • --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...

  • --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...

  • ·         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 www.eurostar.com or by calling 08705 186...

  • --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....

  • Olivier Klein wins the ultimate prize which includes €200,000 and Eurostar travel for life

    Eurostar, the high-speed train service and Global Partner of The Da Vinci Code movie, today (15 June) at the Ritz, Paris, announced the winner of the "Join the Quest" the biggest ever online competition which launched on 3 May 2006.

    Olivier Klein wins the ultimate prize of €200,000, free travel on Eurostar for live plus deluxe accommodation at The Ritz, Paris and Claridge's, London plus a range of luxury events based in each of the cities.

    The other four finalists...

  • The UK finalist is youngest of the five hoping to win a prize worth over €200,000 plus Eurostar travel for life

    Eurostar, the high-speed train service and Global Partner of The Da Vinci Code movie, today (7 June) revealed the names of the five finalists for the biggest ever online promotional competition. Over 1.2 million unique visitors went online to "Join the Eurostar Quest" and over 20,000 people from around the world completed the Grand Prize Puzzle from which the five sharpest code-cracker finalists have won through to the historic Grand Final.

    The five...

  • Cast will travel on unique Eurostar service to Cannes film festival· Eurostar train will be named "The Da Vinci Code"· First time cast and filmmakers have been re-united· New Guinness World Record will be attempted today

    The cast and filmmakers of Columbia Pictures' The Da Vinci Code will travel today by Eurostar train to the Cannes Film Festival as they re-unite for the first time since making the movie.

    Before setting off for Cannes, from London's Waterloo International station, leading cast members will name a Eurostar train "The Da Vinci Code". It will be the first...

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