20 April 2016

Eurostar goes into training for the football this summer

Sales open for dedicated train #forthefans travelling to England vs Wales game on 16th June  

Eurostar today announces a dedicated train for the England vs Wales game on 16th June, to take fans to the centre of the action of the Euros this summer.
Ticket sales open on Wednesday 20th April, with lead in fares from just £29 each way.
Leaving London St Pancras at 10.14, the service will arrive at Lille Flandres at 13.06, ahead of the 3pm kick-off.   Travellers will be able to buy tickets for travel between the Lille stations and Lens, on regular TER trains departing up to three times an hour and taking around 50mins.
Nick Mercer, Commercial Director, Eurostar said: “This summer we want to make travel to the football easy, so that fans can focus on supporting their team. With city centre to city centre travel getting you closer to the stadium, a generous baggage allowance, and free WiFi and on-board entertainment available on board our new e320 trains, Eurostar is the most hassle-free way for fans to get to the football.”
Throughout Euro 2016, Eurostar will be running a variety of activities #forthefans. Football tables will be set up at stations, along with pre-match interview fan zones, giveaways and a special on board menu. A Eurostar squad of experts will be kitted out with tips and advice for fans making their way to stadiums.
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit football.eurostar.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 08432 186 186.
Notes to editors
TER trains for the connection from Lille Flanders can be purchased at:  http://www.ter.sncf.com/nord-pas-de-calais
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.
For more information:
Eurostar Press Office 
020 7843 5500