Today, Eurostar is marking its ten-year anniversary of relocating to St Pancras International, with the improved station facilities and reduced journey times supporting passenger growth of 25% from eight to ten million travellers a year.

Throughout 2017, the company’s dedicated departures area has been upgraded to improve the experience of travellers with eGates now in place to speed-up the security process and the departure lounge to soon welcome a new Pret A Manger and World Duty Free, due for completion early 2018.

As traveller numbers have grown, so has the choice of destinations on offer. A direct service to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille launched in May 2015, and the new service to Rotterdam and Amsterdam will soon provide a connection to the Netherlands.

Also since 2015, the operator’s fleet has been transformed with the introduction of state-of-the-art e320 trains, and the complete refurbishment of a number of Eurostar’s original trains, fitted out with the same Pininfarina designed interiors as the e320 and also featuring free Wi-Fi and on board entertainment.

Nicolas Petrovic, CEO of the company, said: “The move to St Pancras International ten years ago reduced journey times by more than 20 minutes, making Eurostar even more attractive to business and leisure travellers. With continuing investment in our trains, stations and service, customers are increasingly choosing high-speed rail over plane to a range of destinations.”

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