Eurostar offers more than 80,000 GBP 89 return tickets to Cologne and Amsterdam
Thursday 21, October 2010
Eurostar, the high-speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, today announced the sale of more than 80,000 tickets at the guaranteed price of GBP 89 return to either Cologne or Amsterdam.
The special fares, which are now available for booking, have been released to encourage travellers to ditch the plane and experience the comfort and ease of high speed3 rail travel to the Netherlands and Germany.
With the recent upgrading of Europe’s high speed rail network, it has never been easier for passengers to venture further by rail beyond Eurostar’s core routes of Paris and Brussels. With a journey time between London and Cologne of just over 4 hours and Amsterdam accessible in around 5 hours, passengers are increasingly discovering the convenience of high speed rail travel to city centres across Europe.
Nick Mercer, Commercial Director, Eurostar, said:
“High-speed rail travel in Europe is more appealing than ever, with thousands of people enjoying the hassle-free experience of travelling by Eurostar.
“These great value fares give passengers the opportunity to explore new destinations and with 30 minute check-in, no taxes for baggage or hand luggage, we are seeing more and more passengers ditching the plane for the train, whenever they can.”
Last week Eurostar announced a major capital investment of £700m in its fleet. This includes the complete overhaul and redesign of its existing fleet as well as the purchase of 10 new trains. The new Eurostar e320 trains will be equipped to travel direct to a range of city centre destinations beyond Eurostar’s core routes of London-Paris and London-Brussels.
Tickets are available from eurostar.com
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