Eurostar Gears up for Move to St Pancras in 2007

The article examines the range of faster, more frequent, and more punctual high speed Eurostar services between London and Brussels and Paris that is being developed for the opening of phase two of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link in 2007. The first phase opened in 2003 and set new records in 2004 with 89% punctuality, 7.2 million passengers, and market shares of 68% on the Paris route and 63% on the Brussels route. The 109 km link from the Channel Tunnel to a modernized and extended St Pancras station in central London will signal the completion of Britain's first major new railway in more than a century.The new railway from St Pancras will be able to handle up to eight Eurostar trains per hour each way, and it will be possible to run twice the number of Eurostars to Paris and Brussels at peak times because of the greater capacity of the new line.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 50-51
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  • Accession Number: 01006596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 9:16AM