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Bring Back Euro Trains publicy event today

Published: 29 August, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign | Tags: ,

Today at Ashford Station, meet at 17.30 on Plaform 5. The HS1 Javelins are one of the trains we would like to see enabled to go through the Channel Tunnel, as we explain on our Strategy page. The Javelins are… Read More >

Council Leader Expresses Support for Campaign

Published: 28 August, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign | Tags: ,

Bring Back Euro Trains got another mention in Kent Online when the leader of Ashford Borough Council, Neil Ovenden, pledged his support for our aim to have Eurostar stop in Ashford again. He described the absence of Eurostar in Ashford… Read More >

Is Eurostar in recovery?

Published: 23 August, 2023 | Category: General News | Tags: ,

The optimistic question belies the difficulties facing Eurostar, well described in this article published by Westobserver (source Financial Times) on July 5th 2023. The recent merger with Thalys has injected optimism into the management of both services, prompting a small… Read More >

Eurostar 2022 Turnover

Published: 22 August, 2023 | Category: General News | Tags:

Eurostar passenger traffic bounced back after the restrictions of the pandemic, with the new route to Amsterdam proving especially popular. There was especially strong demand from leisure travellers. Bookings rose to 80% of pre-pandemic levels. This article, written by Robert… Read More >

When the UK Sold Eurostar

Published: 22 August, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign | Tags: , ,

BBET gets a brief mention in this opinion piece for the Kent Messenger’s Ashford edition. Paul Francis wonders whether the UK really got value for money when it sold it’s stake in Eurostar, and whether our Kent stations were sacrificed… Read More >

Adieu Mickey Mouse

Published: 22 August, 2023 | Category: General News | Tags: ,

An account of the past history of Eurostar, as well as an overview of the financial decisions made and in prospect, this article is a lament for the lost Disneyland Paris route and the delays in Amsterdam. The article has… Read More >

Eurostar to Face Competition

Published: 21 August, 2023 | Category: General News | Tags:

The UK’s rail minister Huw Merriman has signalled his intention to bring in a competitor to Eurostar for rail services through the Channel Tunnel. In this article by Jon Stone published in The Independent June 2023, Mr Merriman is quoted… Read More >

Start of Bring Back Eurostar Group

Published: 21 August, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign | Tags: ,

Bring Back Eurostar Group, now called Bring Back Euro Trains, was formally launched at a meeting on 8th June 2023. The meeting was convened by Bushra Akbar at The Hampton by Hilton Hotel Ashford, and attended by residents from across… Read More >

Launch of Bring Back Eurostar petition

Published: 21 August, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign | Tags: , ,

The petition to bring back Eurostar trains to Ashford International was launched in March 2023 and attracted several thousand signatures within a few weeks. Kent Messenger reporters Liane Castle and Alex Jee describe its progress and ask the views of… Read More >