May 16, 2012
-- With its base at St Pancras railway station Eurostar is looking forward to expand its business at Netherlands, Germany, southern France and Switzerland i.e. 10 new destination. It would be huge challenge for the air routes as Eurostar with its high speed passenger train service across the major European destination already captured a big market of passenger through London Brussels train and London Paris train routes in a very short span of time since 1994. Since then it has a huge success. It has an 80% market share between the three cities and 10 million passenger travels annually. The wonderful Eurostar travel deals like Eurostar city breaks, Eurostar late breaks and many more exciting offers makes it most preferred among the travellers. Eurostar is very much sure to repeat the same level of success. It is its most convenient, safest and affordable service through cheap Eurostar tickets with bright feature like Eurostar hotels which enables itself to get the first priority among the passenger across the world.
Keeping in mind losing its monopoly over the train service by 2015 to the Germen operator Deutsche Bahn with the announcement to start offering their channel tunnel service. “Channel tunnel train operator Eurostar is looking to add 10 new routes over the next 5 years. However the departure will remain same from St Pancras London to Amsterdam, Frankfurt Geneva, Marseille, Cologne and Lyon. It is hoped by 2017 or 2018 people will be thinking travelling to those European cities through Eurostar train rather than flying over them”, a statement made by the Eurostar chief executive Nicolas Petrovic in the financial times. Eurostar new move has created a competitive environment to the air travel market. Company is also looking to create its 2nd hub most probably at Brussels.
Last year Eurostar has wished to get 2.5 million passengers switch over from the air travel to train travel by 2013. Now it is getting true with the news of huge hike in the number of passenger by 4% in the first quarter. Eurostar which is 55% owned by the SNCF and the rest by the UK government and Belgian state train company. Its continuous environment promotion campaign has produced great result. Get more information of its routes through Eurostar destination( http://www.londonparistrains.com/eurostar-destinations.html