Eurostar's 130million reasons to celebrate 18th birthday
by Chris Price
Eurostar has cause for a double celebration today as it marks
its 18th birthday - and five years since the high-speed line began
from St Pancras.
The cross-Channel rail operator has carried more than
130million people since it began in 1994.
It carried 38,000 people in its first month, but now
carries about 10million people a year.
Communications director Mary Walsh said: "It has been one of the
great success stories that we are not just carrying people from
London to the continent but also people from Kent.
"For families going over to Disneyland Paris, being able to park
your car in Ebbsfleet or Ashford International and just get on the
train has been tremendously convenient."
The fleet has also announced its trains are being re-vamped by
the same people who fit out luxury cars for Ferrari.
"They will be in exactly the same design and style as our
current trains but it is going to be a brand new fleet so it is a
very exciting time for us," she added.
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