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Cross-Channel rail route to Switzerland

Published: 27 December, 2023 | Category: General News

Switzerland is one of the places that it hard to reach by rail from the UK. Journeys are long and involve a dash across Paris to change trains. Wouldn’t it be nice to go direct, and in under six hours?… Read More >

Eurostar restarts ski train

Published: 20 December, 2023 | Category: General News | Tags: ,

Eurostar ski trains once ran direct from London St Pancras to Bourg St Maurice, the heart of French skiing country. This route, cut during the pandemic, has just been reinstated with one difference: you have to change at Lille for… Read More >

Hope of local trains to and from Calais

Published: 20 December, 2023 | Category: General News

Calais-Fr├ęthun has this in common with Ashford and Ebbsfleet: it was removed as a Eurostar stop during the pandemic and never reinstated. In this article published in Kent and Surrey Bylines, Charlotte Mbali describes a trip across the Channel to… Read More >

Paris-Berlin sleeper train revived

Published: 18 December, 2023 | Category: General News | Tags:

A new sleeper train service has started to offer night journeys between Paris and Berlin nine years after the original service was scrapped by the German rail operator Deutsche Bahn. The new service is operated by OBB (Austrian railways) as… Read More >

Petition reaches 40,000 signatures

Published: 18 December, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign | Tags: ,

The “Bring back Eurostar train services to Kent” petition which launched our campaign has reached 40,000 signatures. What a fantastic result! Approached for comment, BBET said: “It’s great to see the number of people who have got behind this petition,… Read More >

Getlink announce changes to train standards

Published: 15 December, 2023 | Category: General News | Tags: ,

Getlink, the company that owns Eurotunnel, wants to encourage a whole plethora of European destinations to be reached via the tunnel, following a decison to simplify the safety requirements demanded by Eurotunnel to those already in use by French trains…. Read More >

Edinburgh-Paris sleeper train plan shelved

Published: 4 December, 2023 | Category: General News | Tags:

A plan for a new sleeper service between Paris and Edinburgh has been defeated by the Channel Tunnel’s stringent fire regulations. The French company Midnight Trains hoped to add London and Edinburgh to its proposed European network of night trains,… Read More >