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03.01.14

Eurostar carried 10 million passengers in 2013

Over 10 million passengers travelled on Eurostar in 2013, breaking the record for the most passengers carried in a single year.

It brings the total number of passengers to 140 million since services began in 1994.

The past year saw new routes and destinations added to the service, expanding the Eurostar timetable and allowing new passengers to travel.

A new winter ski service was introduced to the Swiss Alps, and last summer saw the successful trial of Eurostar’s Route du Soleil service direct to Provence in the south of France which has led to the introduction of the route on a permanent basis from 2015.

Nick Mercer, commercial director for Eurostar said: “2013 has been a record breaking year for Eurostar. With a leap in passenger numbers as well as the introduction of new routes and new destinations, we are seeing growing demand from customers across Europe and indeed around the world.

“As we enter our twentieth year of operation, we have a year of activity planned on the run up to our 20th birthday in November.”

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Gerard Hennessy   28/02/2014 at 11:54

Congratulations Eurostar! I love rail travel and am a huge fan of your service. Delighted to see you have broken the magical 10 million passenger limit in 2013. Here's to your continued success and the breaking of many more records over the next 20 years and beyond. I'm really looking forward to the introduction of your Amsterdam to London service in 2016 and intend to travel on it at the first opporrtunity Well done .

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