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Bring Back Euro Trains

Campaign for the return of international trains to Kent stations

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This page is for news directly concerning the Bring Back Euro Trains (BBET) campaign.

Evening webinar on 20th March

Published: 13 February, 2024 | 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 >

BBET Response to Labour’s Rail and Urban Transport Review

Published: 25 January, 2024

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 >

Petition reaches 40,000 signatures

Published: 18 December, 2023 | 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 >

Damian Green MP brings Eurostar debate to the House of Commons

Published: 29 October, 2023 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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

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

Published: 6 October, 2023 | 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 >

Ashford Borough Council get behind campaign

Published: 29 September, 2023 | Tags: ,

It’s great to have support from Ashford Borough Council for our campaign to bring back European rail connections to the town. They give good publicity to our petition, so if you haven’t already, get signing! See the update on ABC’s… Read More >

Eurostar Presentation Sept 5th, 2023

Published: 21 September, 2023 | Tags: ,

This presentation was made during Ashford Borough’s council meeting on that date. The invited guest was Gareth Williams, General Secretary of the Eurostar group. The gist of the meeting was as follows. Eurostar is too busy paying its debts from… Read More >