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Evening webinar on 20th March

Published: 13 February, 2024 | Category: BBET Campaign | Tags:

Save the date! We are organising a webinar to bring you an update on the situation so far, with the campaign and wider questions concerning Kent train connections to the Continent. It will take place on 20th March probably starting… Read More >

Your Cross-Channel Train Story

Published: 8 February, 2024 | Category: Your Story

If you have been impacted by the loss of cross-Channel train services from Ashford or Ebbsfleet Station, please let us have your story. Write it in the form in the column on the right (below on mobiles) and click the… Read More >

Eurostar voices concerns over EES

Published: 5 February, 2024 | Category: General News | Tags: ,

Eurostar has expressed concern that the new border checks will add massively to delays at their terminals. The new biometric system, due to come into force in October 2024, is “designed for airports rather than for city-centre and space-constrained terminals”,… Read More >

Air and rail compared over short-haul distances

Published: 4 February, 2024 | Category: General News | Tags:

As part of their commitment to net-zero, many European countries are preparing to ban short-haul flights where rail alternatives exist. This paper examines in depth the climate-change consequences of replacing air travel with rail transport: The picture is more compicated… Read More >

Passengers choose the plane over ‘expensive’ Eurostar

Published: 29 January, 2024 | Category: General News | Tags: ,

Eurostar tickets can vie with air travel for price as long as they are bought in advance. But, as the passengers inteviewed for this techxplore.com piece, for last-minute bookings, the plane is still unrivalled in cost. The passengers who spoke… Read More >

BBET Response to Labour’s Rail and Urban Transport Review

Published: 25 January, 2024 | Category: BBET Campaign

Bring Back Euro Trains has submitted a response to the Labour Party’s call for evidence for their Rail and Urban Transport Review. In this election year, we are calling on Labour to help clarify UK-EU border crossing requirements, which are… Read More >

Channel-Tunnel trains present and future

Published: 18 January, 2024 | Category: General News | Tags:

Train commentator Jon Worth gives us a comprehensive description of the current state of passenger trains through the Channel Tunnel. He also examines in detail the different claims for expansion, whether for Eurostar or for its future competitors. He measures… Read More >

Save money with a CIV train ticket to St Pancras when taking the Eurostar

Published: 9 January, 2024 | Category: General News

Eurostar’s continued refusal to stop for passengers at Ashford and Ebbsfleet stations is not only inconvenient for residents of Kent and the South East. It also adds considerable expense to the overall journey. But a little-known scheme called CIV can… Read More >

Big delays feared with introduction of EES

Published: 8 January, 2024 | Category: General News

KCC councillors are warning that the introduction the the Schengen zone’s new biometric border checks, Entry-Exit System (EES), could cause major and long-lasting delays when they comes into force this October. The worry for Kent is that delays at the… Read More >

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 >