Adieu Mickey Mouse

Published: 22 August, 2023 | 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 a good map of the places Eurostar used to visit before the pandemic, showing how much it has shrunk. The Disneyland train, the ski train to Bourg St Maurice, the Proven├žal route to Avignon and Lyon, dreams of future sleeper services, all now gone. The writer, Gwyn Topham, blames a combination of Covid, the extra bureaucracy of Brexit, and poor financial decision-making on the part of the UK Government.

Published in the Guardian in June 2023, read it here.