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Campaign for the return of international trains to Kent stations

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Damian Green MP brings Eurostar debate to the House of Commons

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

Ashford MP Damian Green headed a debate in Parliament on 25th October in which he brought the loss of cross-channel services at Kent stations Ashford and Ebbsfleet to the attention of the Minister for Transport, Huw Merriman. The debate is… Read More >

BBC announces KCC survey

Published: 17 October, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign | Tags: , ,

The KCC survey, and a link to our petition, have made into BBC News for Kent. Read Rosie Blunt’s article . The petition is making waves and gaining more traction all the time. We hope that more media interest will… Read More >

KCC releases survey of businesses affected by loss of international trains

Published: 17 October, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign | Tags: , ,

Kent County Council has created a survey for businesses to give their view on how much they have been affected by the loss of Eurostar trains from Kent stations. We are of course delighted with this excellent initiative which is… Read More >

Support from Ashford Borough Council

Published: 16 October, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign | Tags: ,

The latest issue of Ashford Borough Council’s regular residents’ magazine, Ashford for You, promotes our campaign and the petition on p.6. We are grateful for the council’s continued support. Read Ashford For You

Evolyn won’t stop at Ashford

Published: 16 October, 2023 | Category: General News | Tags: ,

Kent Online confirm that the train company Evolyn, who have just commissioned 12 Channel-Tunnel-ready trains from Alstrom, do not plan to stop at Ashford or Ebbsfleet. Read Ruth Cassidy’s article here.

Eurostar no longer running below capacity

Published: 13 October, 2023 | Category: General News | Tags:

In the two years that followed the end of the pandemic, Eurostar capped its trains at 80% capacity. This was because time it took to get all passengers through passport control and security at St Pancras made for unmanageably long… Read More >

Kent stations to re-open “when we can afford it”

Published: 13 October, 2023 | Category: General News | Tags: ,

An article by Simon Calder in the Independent reports on a speech by Eurostar’s chief executive Gwendoline Cazenave insisting that the two disused stations on the route to the continent, Ebbsfleet and Ashford, would only re-open when the company can… Read More >

Evolyn to compete with Eurostar

Published: 13 October, 2023 | Category: General News | Tags:

The Evening Standard brings us hope with a story about competition for Eurostar. Spanish-owned Evolyn has agreed to buy 12 Alstrom trains to put through the Channel Tunnel, for a new service to start in 2025. But the article’s author,… Read More >

“Next stop Lille”: How the Javelins could be our hope

Published: 6 October, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign | Tags: ,

Campaigners from the group “Bring Back Euro Trains” gathered at Ashford Station on the afternoon of Tuesday, 29th August to greet the newly refurbished Javelin train, called the Rainbow, nicknamed “Trainbow”, writes Charlotte Mbali on Kent and Surrey Bylines. This… Read More >