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“The greener way to Europe”

published 12/09/2010

Very punctual; excellent prices if booked well in ...

Disorganised check-in at St Pancras; poor faciliti...

Being interested in visiting both Brussels and Paris, a journey on Eurostar seemed to be a probability, especially as I have always enjoyed travelling by train. As I live on the south coast, the prospect of getting to St Pancras station was less attractive than the original departure point at...

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“An Ear Popping Experience”

published 23/12/2007

fast, frequent trains, affordable when booked in a...

trains getting a little tatty, legroom, limited st...

The other weekend a friend and I went to Brussels for a day to do some Christmas shopping and visit their Christmas market. We had booked our Eurostar tickets way back in September. I had voted for Brussels in December rather than Paris for my birthday in October (mainly due to the fact that I...

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Quick, Easy and Oh So Comfortable In First Class!

Trains Are Getting On A Bit, Not As Romantic As Th...

Ah, the Eurostar, the last word in state of the art travel within Europe. The Boyfriend telephoned his little brother living in a remote part of Spain and explained that we would be travelling to Paris on a high speed train which would, via a tunnel under the sea, deliver us in luxury from London...

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Good

Excellent on-board staff, less hassle than flying,...

Trains need a major refurbishment, somewhat disorg...

If you have read my recent review on the Paris hotel Chambellan Morgane you will know that the boyfriend and I have been on a short city break to Paris via La Eurostar. I had never been on the Eurostar before but our deal via the Guardian Travel website came with 'Standard Premier' return tickets...

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Super

Speed, comfort, catering, customer service

Pricing, Online booking facilities, Limited networ...

Having been staffed on a French client project over the last 18 months, I've travelled extensively on Eurostar between London and Paris (minimum weekly), as well as completed the odd trip to Brussels and Lille. Generally, I'd always aim to travel Eurostar rather than fly, because I live in...

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Excellent

Fast, efficient, comfortable

Still a bit expensive

Fog In Channel, Continent Cut off... so ran a famous newspaper headline a half-century ago or so. And yes, there are still people who'd put it that way, as the rest of Europe cut adrift from this tiny island of waning significance on the edge of Europe. But at least these days, there's much less...

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“Unreliable To Say The Least”

published 05/11/2002

It has Potential

It Doesn't Use It

Unlike most other Ciao ops on the Eurostar, I used the Eurostar from London Waterloo to Lille, as a connection from the fantastic French TGV, to the not so great but still all right GNER service. Travel time was MEANT to be 2 hours 10 minutes, but we were 3 quarters of an hour late due to a 10...

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More than just travel details

Oh God! He's a train spotter!

REVISED (19/10/03) TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE OPENING OF THE FIRST SECTION OF HIGH SPEED LINE IN KENT. I thought I’d already written about Eurostar, but that was a trip to Brussels, so I won’t be forced to resurrect it. With the first section of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) open (since 28th...

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“Coast to Coast in 25 minutes”

published 08/02/2001

You can be through the tunnel in double quick time

Its daunting knowing that there is such and immens...

I travelled on the Eurostar back in 1995 after spending a wonderful 10-day holiday with some friends in Bielefeld, Germany. We were driving back from Germany rather than flying so had decided to travel on Eurostar because of the supposed speed and out of curiosity. Before actually getting there I...

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“easy travelling”

published 23/09/2001

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some delays

As I am writing, I am travelling on the Eurostar to Paris. For work reasons, I do this trip very often (several times a month) I am sitting in first class, the carriage is very quiet, almost empty and I can relax or do some work. Getting to Waterloo was the hardest bit of the journey. Checking...

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Excellent

“Foreign Travel”

published 08/09/2009

Convenient, cheap, quick

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The Eurostar is a high speed railway passenger service connecting London with France and Belgium. All its trains cross under the English Channel via the channel tunnel, owned and operated separately by Eurotunnel. The official opening took place in May 1994. In England the train has stops in...

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Excellent

Health Abuser's Paradise

H.M.Customs Blackshirts.

Eurotunnel is a brilliant way to take your car across the Channel. Book On-Line - www.eurotunnel.co.uk - and you can book a car + 5 passengers from £11.50 return . Day-trips are very cheap but longer stay crossings are expensive. When booking on-line at read the promotional fares and consider the...

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Excellent

“Invading Paris”

published 12/03/2003

Food and legroom at a deal

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This time last year, I decided to indulge my husband and I on a eurostar holiday to Paris. Instead of booking for the train tickets and accommodation separately on my own, I decided to try out Eurostar's holiday package. I had two reasons for doing so; first, I felt it would be a good deal and...

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Excellent

Takes you from City Centre to City Centre

Pricy buffet car

I have used the Eurostar service from London Waterloo-Brussels Gare du Midi quite frequently, having spent two summers living in Brussels. I was able to get very reasonable tickets as a student (£69 return) and this works out as a similar price as a London-Brussels return plane ticket, and also a...

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“A journey of two halves”

published 08/11/2003

Speed, convenience, pleasant UK facilities

Delays, cost, unpleasant French facilities

“That’ll teach you to bomb Iraq,” announced the French official at Lille Europe station, as he grudgingly switched the escalator from up to down to allow the weary British travellers to descend to the platform. He didn’t say anything of the sort, of course. But the mixture of pride and contempt...

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