2 March 2016

Eurostar launches new website for travel agents

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service connecting the UK and mainland Europe, is today launching a new website dedicated to supporting UK travel agents. The brand new version of Eurostar4agents.com has been designed to provide the latest Eurostar product and service information to support all UK trade agents and selling partners.
With the current website receiving over 10,000 visits from agents every month, Eurostar is expecting the new and improved version to see even more traffic. There has been a particular focus on the user experience, and ensuring the website is simple for all to navigate.  From timetables to operational updates and details about the new fleet rollout, there is a wealth of information presented in a user friendly format,  enabling agents to provide quality and timely information to end customers.
Sarah Gaze, General Manager for Trade Sales said: “Our previous website has been serving the agent community for many years and whilst content grew organically over time the user experience wasn’t as strong we wanted it to be.   We’re delighted to unveil the new site which offers easy navigation and is full of new features such as a dedicated agent area where users can share selling tips and interesting facts about the destinations we serve.
We encourage everyone to sign up to receive our regular Eurostar4Agents newsletters that are packed with helpful hints and tips and inspirational reasons to choose Eurostar for their customers.”
Eurostar4agents.com goes live today.

For more information, please contact the Eurostar press office:
020 7843 5500
About Eurostar
  1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon and the French Alps.
  2. The current Eurostar train was first introduced into service in 1994 carrying 750 passengers and operating at speeds of up to 300kph.  Since then, the fleet of 28 trains has carried more than 150 million passengers between London and the Continent.  Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet. The new e320 will carry around 900 passengers at speeds of up to 320kph.
  3. Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR. LCR’s holding was transferred to the Treasury in 2014, and sold by the UK government to a consortium comprising Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure on 28th May 2015.
  4. Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe’s leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding, European high-speed rail network.
  5. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies.  Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel’s biggest customer.