Record numbers to take Eurostar over bank holiday

Eurostar is continuing its rich vein of form by announcing a record numbers of passenger will be using its services over the August bank holiday. The high-speed train is laying on seven extra train between next Friday and Monday.Over 165,000 travellers will use its taking the Eurostar between Thursday 21 August - Tuesday 25 August, representing an 8% increase. More and more travellers are using the train not only to reach Paris, Brussels and Lille but also further afield to destinations such as Nice, Dijon, Bruges, Cologne and Amsterdam.

Nick Mercer, Commercial Director, Eurostar, said: “We are delighted that more and more travellers from across the UK are using Eurostar to reach the Continent. Travellers using Eurostar will enjoy a more relaxing and more reliable journey avoiding the stress associated with congested out of town airports.”

Many of these holidaymakers will be travelling from the Midlands and north of England attracted by the easy connection at St Pancras International to Eurostar services. Eurostar also offers through fares from over 130 towns and cities across the UK to the Continent and the ever growing European high-speed train network.