The brand new e320 trains bought by Eurostar are, not like its previous ones, able to operating on the overhead wires system utilized in Germany – although the corporate has not introduced plans for any providers there. Earlier this 12 months a lot of infrastructure firms introduced they have been fascinated with a rail operator coming ahead to function a London-Bordeaux service, however none has but finished so.
As observe speeds enhance in Europe, longer-distance high-speed providers are being launched – with operators efficiently competing towards airways by providing snug and handy providers between metropolis centres slightly than outlying airports with onerous check-in procedures. Trade knowledge typically holds that prepare journeys of as much as 4 hours are often in a position to seize vital market share from flying, however some are even longer – with providers between Paris and Barcelona taking round six and a half hours.
In the summertime months Eurostar runs a seasonal service between London and Marseille, which takes an analogous period of time.