Eurostar has reported solid growth in passenger numbers and sales revenues for the second quarter of 2019. Passenger numbers at the high-speed passenger rail service between the UK and mainland Europe were up by three per cent, to 2.88 million, for the period.
Eurostar is launching a ‘Press for champagne’ button to kick off the 100-day countdown to its 25th anniversary. The new feature will be available from today and then on peak Friday evening services from London to Paris, Brussels, Rotterdam and Amsterdam for the rest of the month.
The board of Eurostar has announced the appointment of Dominique Reiniche as its new chair. Reiniche will succeed Clare Hollingsworth who has held the position for six years, following three as a non-executive director.
The high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK with mainland Europe worked with charity Ambitious About Autism to carry out a review of its travel experience for autistic passengers.
For the first time, Eurostar will be turning vegetarian and transforming the menu to offer passengers a range of meat free meals to celebrate national vegetarian week. From today until May 19th, customers travelling from London to the Continent in business premier and standard premier will be treated to delicious new dishes,
Eurostar has told passenger not to travel unless “absolutely necessary”. The rail link between London St Pancras and mainland Europe has been hit by industrial action by French customs officers.
Eurostar has reported record sales revenues and passenger numbers for 2018, underpinned by a buoyant business travel market, strong US traveller numbers and the launch of a new service between London and Amsterdam.
The third service, which starts on June 11th, comes in direct response to customer demand following the popularity of Eurostar’s new route to the Netherlands which launched in April last year.
Eurostar is expecting a busy Christmas period, with over 379,500 passengers booked to travel before January 1st. The figure represents a 4.6 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.
Passenger numbers were up by 12 per cent compared with the previous year, rising to three million for the period, while sales revenues grew by 17 per cent to £247 million.