Eurostar, the high-speed rail service linking the UK and mainland Europe, is resuming a full Business Premier lounge service this week, with the re-opening of its London and Paris cocktail bars and relaunch of its canapé collection.
Eurostar will resume a direct train from London St. Pancras International to Disneyland Paris tomorrow. The route was initially paused during the pandemic.
Eurostar is set to welcome thousands of British rugby fans this weekend as they travel to see England take on France in the Six Nations. The match takes place on Saturday night.
Officials in France have confirmed the country will relax restrictions on those travelling from the UK from Friday. Vaccinated travellers will no longer need a compelling reason to enter the country.
With fares available from £39 one way, travellers can enjoy a festive treat with a Christmas shopping trip to Paris or to enjoy the popular Christmas markets in Lille and Brussels.
The changes come following the removal of quarantine restrictions for fully-vaccinated travellers from France to the UK and the easing of restrictions for travel to Belgium and the Netherlands.
ProRail, NS, Eurostar, Avanti West Coast and Youth for Sustainable Travel have unveiled plans to run a special Climate Train to the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow.
The package of £250 million mainly consists of additional equity and loans from a syndicate of banks guaranteed by the shareholders. Partners include the French state railway group SNCF and Patina Rail.
Eurostar has criticised a new support scheme for airports, arguing rail operators have been unfairly excluded. The company said it had seen a 95 per cent fall in demand due to Covid-19.
Eurostar has opened sales for connecting journeys from London to the French Alps. Tickets are now available for travel from December 13th until January 3rd next year.