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Published on Thursday, August 19, 2021

Eurostar ramps up services






High-speed cross-channel rail service Eurostar is adding more trains between the UK and the continent in response to growing demand.


It follows the removal of quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers from France to the UK and the easing of restrictions for travel to Belgium and the Netherlands.


Eurostar said it had double the amount of bookings in August, and has added 39 trains for travel between the UK and the continent this month alone.


The busiest days for travel are between 27 and 30 August, with Paris the most popular destination from the UK.


Since the easing of travel restrictions by the UK government in August, Eurrostar is seeing a gradual return of the weekend break, with a 105% rise in August and September weekend trips between London and Paris compared to the same period last year.


 It says 83% of bookings are for leisure travel or visiting friends and family.


From 6 September until 1 November, eight daily return services will operate, with five in each direction on the London to Paris route and three between London and Brussels, with one each way extended to Rotterdam and Amsterdam.


 

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