• Photos: Eurostar trains get a mod make-over

    The first of Eurostar's refreshed trains rolls out of the workshop this week, and is expected to make its debut darting between London and Paris in early August. It's a much-needed make-over for the trains, which entered service when the cross-channel tunnel opened in 1994. In addition to ref...

    POSTED 21 Jul, 2015 10 Comments

  • When the train beats the plane

    We compare a British Airways flight against the high-speed Eurostar train on the London-Paris route. Think of travelling for business and for most people it's airports rather than train stations that spring to mind. That's especially so in Australia, where a "high-speed train" is one that skips...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2014 19 Comments

  • Eurostar sees boost from Aussie travellers

    An increasing number of Australians are favouring high-speed rail over air travel, says Eurostar, with sales revenue from ticket bookings growing by a solid 37 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2012. The number of business passengers travelling on Eurost...

    POSTED 19 Jul, 2013 9 Comments

  • London-Frankfurt direct high-speed train service still on track

    Plans for a direct high-speed train service between London and Frankfurt remain on track, with a "tentative starting date of 2016" says German rail operator Deutsche Bahn. Unlike the current service, which requires travelling on the Eurostar from London but changing trains at Brussels, trav...

    POSTED 17 May, 2013 4 Comments

  • Pullman opens first London hotel at St Pancras Eurostar station

    The first Pullman business hotel in the UK has opened, right next to Eurostar hub St Pancras International. It's a conversion of the former Novotel next to the railway station. Pullman is the business brand from Accor, better known for its Sofitel, Novotel, MGallery and Mercure locations in Aust...

    POSTED 12 Nov, 2012 1 Comment

  • Eurostar: Business Premier vs Standard Premier vs Standard class

    If you’re travelling by train between London and Pairs – or London and Brussels, for that matter – there are three Eurostar classes to choose from. We’re already reviewed the top Business Premier class, so what’s different in the mid-range Standard Premier class and...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2011 1 Comment

  • Review: Eurostar Business Premier class, London to Paris

    When you're hopping around Europe on business, flying isn't the only option – even for the relatively short trip from London to Paris. In fact, especially for shuttling between those two cities, the high-speed Eurostar train makes extraordinary sense: Australian Business Traveller&nbs...

    POSTED 2 Dec, 2011 0 Comments

  • Review: Eurostar Business Premier Lounge, London

    As high-speed rail increasingly becomes a true alternative to flying for the business traveller, part of the competitive equation is a business lounge. On a recent visit to London Australian Business Traveller checked out Eurostar’s Business Premier Lounge at St Pancras International Stati...

    POSTED 30 Nov, 2011 0 Comments

  • Direct high speed trains from London to Germany & Holland in 2013

    IN BRIEF | Business travellers in Europe will see faster connections between Germany and the UK when Deutsche Bahn, the German rail operator, starts direct high-speed train services through the Channel Tunnel from Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium to London in 2013. The thrice-daily train ser...

    POSTED 23 Sep, 2011 1 Comment

  • UK bank holiday weekend: tube, train & other transport problems

    With the August Bank Holiday coming up this Monday (29 August), business travellers in the UK will see delays, cancellations and changed timetables from Saturday to Monday. Expect crowded trains, amended timetables, longer journeys and generally a difficult travel experience. The Heathrow Expre...

    POSTED 26 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Eurostar: the train that's faster and more flexible than flying

    Eurostar -- the high speed railway between London and Paris -- has launched a new guarantee for business travellers that they can depart earlier or later than their booked time and still be assured a seat on the train.  Passengers travelling in Eurostar's "Business Premier" class can snare ...

    POSTED 28 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

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