3 June 2020

Eurostar offering free trips for local heroes

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the UK and mainland Europe, is inviting people to nominate their hero for a chance to win a Standard Premier trip for two people to a Eurostar destination of their choice.

Whether a health worker on the front line, a volunteer in the community or a local shopkeeper, Eurostar is providing people with a chance to thank those that have provided support or valuable services during the coronavirus.

Nominations can be made by leaving a comment on the ‘Nominate a hero’ posts on Eurostar’s Facebook or Instagram pages.

Each week, a winner will be selected at random, and given two return tickets in Standard Premier to a Eurostar destination of their choice to be used up to May 2021. The trip provides the perfect opportunity to visit Europe’s cities, whether indulging in Parisian food, sampling Belgian beers, or roaming the cobbled streets along Amsterdam’s canals.

The competition closes on 18th June, with one winner per week selected at random until then.

The first winner, selected on 27th May, was Thomas, a junior doctor who was nominated by his sister, and said: “Thank you to Eurostar for awarding me this prize, and to my sister, Rose, for nominating me! These past few months have been exhausting for so many people within healthcare and those supporting us to live our lives differently. I am really looking forward to taking a relaxing break on Eurostar as soon as we get back to some form of normality. Thank you.”

Richard Sherwood, Director of Customer Engagement, Eurostar, said: “Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, we have been inspired by the stories we’ve seen amongst our communities. We hope that by providing the chance to win a Eurostar trip, we can help people thank the heroes that have made a difference to them over this challenging time.”

The competition is available on Eurostar’s social media channels:


Notes to editors:
T&Cs available at: https://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/nominate-a-hero-terms-and-conditions

About Eurostar:

  • Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon, the French Alps, Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.