Swiss Railways train in Zurich Station
We celebrated our 4th anniversary at our annual general meeting held in Birmingham on the 8th of December, noting a steadily growing membership. We were pleased to note that Eurostar were now running almost the same as the pre-covid service, even if this was not at pre-covid fares and still not serving Ashford and Ebbsfleet. Recently, there were more rumours in the press that, yet another European train operator wants to run a service to the UK via the channel tunnel – this time it was Swiss Federal Railways from Basel to London. Whether any of these 3 “plans” to compete against Eurostar see the light of day remains to be seen.
What can we look forward to as we approach 2024 ?
>>>We now have night train connections with Eurostar from Brussels to Berlin 6 days a week and one of these will be extended to Prague 3 times a week at the end of March.
>>> A growing high-speed train network in Spain, with more lines open and more services to many destinations.
>>> Many new trains coming into service in countries all over Europe (unlike the UK with very few new train orders placed in 2023).