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20 June 2013

Catch the Eurostar

That great chronicler of anniversaries Ianvisits reminds us that today marks 20 years since the first train arrived in the UK via the Channel Tunnel, and that seems as good an excuse as any to note that it is a good thing that you can catch a train from London to Paris, and this was not always possible.

It wasn't actually until November 1994 that the first regular Eurostar services began to run between Waterloo and continental stations, and whilst the service moved to St Pancras International in 2007, it is still just as impressive. Your author has caught it twice and has always thoroughly enjoyed it. They even take bikes.

For more, see http://www.eurostar.com

1 comment:

  1. I loved the city centre location at both end, the food, the seats, the views and the price. And would always choose the train over the plane or ferry.

    But I hated going under water.... for however long it took to cross under the channel.