Wednesday, 02 May 2012
The service is operated by 18-coach Class 373/1 trains which run at up to 186mph on a network of high-speed lines. In the UK, the two-stage Channel Tunnel Rail Link project was completed on 14 November 2007 and renamed High Speed 1, when the London terminus of Eurostar transferred from Waterloo International to St Pancras International.
Eurostar has become the dominant operator in cross-channel intercity passenger travel on the routes that it operates, carrying more passengers than all airlines combined.
Footage from ‘Hello to St Pancras TV ad’ courtesy of Eurostar International Ltd