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Campaign for the return of international trains to Kent stations

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Parliamentary candidates’ pledges for General Election

Published: 12 June, 2024 | Category: BBET Campaign | Tags: ,

BBET has contacted all MP candidates in all the constituencies in Kent and East Sussex, and two in Essex, asking them to sign our nine pledges. The pledges commit candidates to working for a resumption of international rail services at… Read More >

Ashford International terminal reopens – for French election!

Published: 10 June, 2024 | Category: BBET Campaign

French voters living in the Ashford area were briefly allowed to enter the international terminal at Ashford station in order to vote in yesterday’s European elections. The French consulate regularly hires venues throughout the UK at election time in order… Read More >

The secret code all Eurostar passengers need to know

Published: 2 June, 2024 | Category: General News | Tags:

Need to get to St Pancras for that all-important trip to the continent? Staggered at the cost of getting there at peak time? Anxious about missing the Eurostar if your train to St Pancras should let you down? Read on,… Read More >

Eurostar to expand it fleet

Published: 31 May, 2024 | Category: General News | Tags:

Eurostar hopes to add new routes to its existing service to Paris, Lille, Brussels and Amsterdam once it has new trains up and running. According to The Sun newspaper, Eurostar still has to choose its train manufacturer for the new… Read More >

An anniversary peek behind the scenes at the Channel Tunnel

Published: 14 May, 2024 | Category: General News | Tags:

Kent Online reporter Rhys Griffiths was granted a special visit inside the Channel Tunnel to celebrate its 30th anniversary. As well as a trip down the service tunnel, Rhys also visited the command centre that coordinates trains and runs the… Read More >

Getlink offers cash to new cross-Channel rail operators

Published: 14 May, 2024 | Category: General News | Tags:

Getlink has always said there is plenty spare capacity for more passenger and freight services through the Channel Tunnel. Only Eurostar has operated any since the tunnel was opened, but other operators have shown an interest over the years especially… Read More >

30th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel

Published: 6 May, 2024 | Category: General News | Tags:

Following the commemorative trip to Calais, Ashford Borough Councillor and BBET core member Diccon Spain offers some thoughts on how Bring Back Euro Train’s campaign embodies the values Liberté, Égalité, and Fraternité. His speech was given at a commemorative event… Read More >

Labour needs to to broaden its rail strategy, says BBET

Published: 29 April, 2024 | Category: BBET Campaign

Last Thursday the Shadow Cabinet announced that Labour would bring the railways back into public ownership, if elected. Their announcement concerns improvements only in domestic railways, but Bring Back Euro Trains is asking them to think more widely and include… Read More >

East Kent for Europe to mark Channel Tunnel’s 30th anniversary

Published: 16 April, 2024 | Category: General News | Tags:

East Kent for Europe, a branch of the European Movement, plans to celebrate 30 years since the opening of the Channel Tunnel with reciprocal return visits involving colleagues from Calais. Calais will host groups from Kent on May 4, and… Read More >

Eurostar: the view from Hastings

Published: 16 April, 2024 | Category: General News | Tags: ,

This slightly old (2022) article from the Hastings Independent is valuable for its insightful delve into the history of the international train service from Ashford, as viewed from Hastings. Ashford matters to Hastings because of the Marshlink line that runs… Read More >