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Published on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Eurostar considers London to Bordeaux route



Eurostar is considering a new service from London to Bordeaux taking less than four hours.


The rail company said the first-ever direct trains from London to the city in south-west France could follow its upcoming Amsterdam service.


The new Amsterdam service is due to be available from 2017 following a new service to Marseilles, in the south of France, launched last summer.


The fast service to Bordeaux would be possible following the completion of a £6.1 billion high-speed link from Tours, south-west of Paris, to the city expected next year.


Nicolas Petrovic, Eurostar's chief executive, told the Times: "There is nothing decided at the moment beyond Amsterdam, but we are looking at opportunities maybe in Bordeaux because there is a new high-speed line opening in 2017."


Eurostar reported that its profits had suffered last year, with a 38% fall to £34 million, due to the migrant crisis which led to a number of delays and cancellations.



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  • eurostar-manchester

    Why Bordeaux ? Why not Manchester-Paris etc. The route was checked years ago but yet again no gain for the North

    By Peter Salisbury, Thursday, March 31, 2016

  • A Snip Compared to HS2!

    At £6.1 million this looks like a snip compared with HS2 at £50 million (est). Especially when you consider that it is twice as far as London - Birmingham! Just highlights the nonsense of HS2.

    By John Standley, Thursday, March 17, 2016

  • Make that Billions!

    Sorry, that should, of course, have said Billions not Millions!!

    By John Standley, Thursday, March 17, 2016

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