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Bring Back Euro Trains

Campaign for the return of international trains to Kent stations

Tag: Ashford

BBC announces KCC survey

Published: 17 October, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign

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 | Category: BBET Campaign

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 | Category: BBET Campaign

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

Evolyn won’t stop at Ashford

Published: 16 October, 2023 | Category: General News

Kent Online confirm that the train company Evolyn, who have just commissioned 12 Channel-Tunnel-ready trains from Alstrom, do not plan to stop at Ashford or Ebbsfleet. Read Ruth Cassidy’s article here.

Kent stations to re-open “when we can afford it”

Published: 13 October, 2023 | Category: General News

An article by Simon Calder in the Independent reports on a speech by Eurostar’s chief executive Gwendoline Cazenave insisting that the two disused stations on the route to the continent, Ebbsfleet and Ashford, would only re-open when the company can… Read More >

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

Published: 6 October, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign

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 | Category: BBET Campaign

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 >

Bring Back Euro Trains publicy event today

Published: 29 August, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign

Today at Ashford Station, meet at 17.30 on Plaform 5. The HS1 Javelins are one of the trains we would like to see enabled to go through the Channel Tunnel, as we explain on our Strategy page. The Javelins are… Read More >

Council Leader Expresses Support for Campaign

Published: 28 August, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign

Bring Back Euro Trains got another mention in Kent Online when the leader of Ashford Borough Council, Neil Ovenden, pledged his support for our aim to have Eurostar stop in Ashford again. He described the absence of Eurostar in Ashford… Read More >

When the UK Sold Eurostar

Published: 22 August, 2023 | Category: BBET Campaign

BBET gets a brief mention in this opinion piece for the Kent Messenger’s Ashford edition. Paul Francis wonders whether the UK really got value for money when it sold it’s stake in Eurostar, and whether our Kent stations were sacrificed… Read More >