Eurostar no longer running below capacity

Published: 13 October, 2023 | 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 queues. The problem was the result of the twin challenges of Brexit and the removal of the two Kent stations, which could have relieved the problem. The re-opening of one or both Kent stations was seen by some as a possible answer.

However, an Evening Standard article by Ross Lydall reports that Eurostar is now running full trains. Passengers can change at Brussels, Rotterdam or Amsterdam for Eurostar-branded trains to more than 20 further destinations. The aim is to run direct trains, The Standard was told.