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Eurostar unveils record passengers and boosts schedule

Eurostar has announced a record number of passengers in July 2008. Over 900,000 travellers used Eurostar services during July - an increase of 16.8% on the same month the previous year.The high speed train operator also said it is adding an eleventh daily service (Monday to Friday) in each direction on the London-Brussels route from 14 December 2008.

Passenger numbers on the London-Brussels route have increased by 30% since the launch of Eurostar services on High Speed 1 in November 2007 - when the fastest London-Brussels journey time fell to just 1 hour 51 minutes.

Simon Montague, Director of Communications, Eurostar, said: “We are delighted to break another Eurostar record by carrying an all-time monthly high of passengers.

“Eurostar is now attracting new travellers from across the UK and also crucially persuading even habitual flyers to switch from plane to train for their holidays and business trips.”