Eurostar
#1
Eurostar
Just put the news on to see there are issues in the tunnel.

Overhead wire problems have rendered one of the tunnels out of action - with both northbound and southbound services alternating on the remaining track.

There seems to be huge delays.
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#2
RE: Eurostar
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29588412

More asset stripping by the tories?
Privatisation of something that makes a fortune for the Government and in turn benefits the public, just seems crazy.
Apparently the Belgians and French think so too!
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#3
RE: Eurostar
'A fantastic deal for UK taxpayers' according to Gideon.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015...CMP=twt_gu

#4
RE: Eurostar
RMT members at Eurostar have been the latest to vote out.
6 day strike over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
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#5
RE: Eurostar
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/high-...a33177c518

New stock and new destination.
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#6
RE: Eurostar
Anyone used Eurostar on here?

What's it like, is it worth it?
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#7
RE: Eurostar
(02 Feb 2020, 1:39 pm)Michael Wrote: Anyone used Eurostar on here?

What's it like, is it worth it?

I've never used it before, but wouldn't mind trying it.

Looking at prices though, I think it would be cheaper to fly in most cases. Even heading up to Edinburgh and flying to Paris works out cheaper.
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#8
RE: Eurostar
(02 Feb 2020, 2:00 pm)Adrian Wrote: I've never used it before, but wouldn't mind trying it.

Looking at prices though, I think it would be cheaper to fly in most cases. Even heading up to Edinburgh and flying to Paris works out cheaper.

Same here, the prices are high but could be worth it, by all the scenery you'll see compared to a flight?
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#9
RE: Eurostar
(02 Feb 2020, 2:04 pm)Michael Wrote: Same here, the prices are high but could be worth it, by all the scenery you'll see compared to a flight?

Done it with the car before. Was worth it and priced very attractively. 
The flexibility offered if delayed in traffic was appealing too. Particularly as we were delayed in Belgium.
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#10
RE: Eurostar
(02 Feb 2020, 2:55 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Done it with the car before. Was worth it and priced very attractively. 
The flexibility offered if delayed in traffic was appealing too. Particularly as we were delayed in Belgium.

Ah that's good, just seems like a canny journey, the views look good.
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#11
RE: Eurostar
(02 Feb 2020, 4:16 pm)Michael Wrote: Ah that's good, just seems like a canny journey, the views look good.

There's no views for the 30mins you're in the tunnel mind!
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#12
RE: Eurostar
(02 Feb 2020, 2:55 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Done it with the car before. Was worth it and priced very attractively. 
The flexibility offered if delayed in traffic was appealing too. Particularly as we were delayed in Belgium.
That would have been the Eurotunnel car shuttle, though, rather than Eurostar itself.

#13
RE: Eurostar
I've used it for 3 journeys now... A return to Disney land Paris and a single from Paris to London.

Have been in premier and standard, and to be honest the standard is literally the same as Premier just without the free food and drink. Same seating or very similar if there is a difference I couldn't work it out. Just not as many customers in Premier than standard.

Quite reasonably priced if you can book in advance. And obviously ideal for Disneyland Paris. The station really is in the Theme Park Entrance.