Eurostar in Pictures

Bobby SHEPHERD / 14h33 - 20 october 2018 / 0 comments

France’s minister for European affairs Nathalie Loiseau has claimed that Eurostar trains would be turned back from Europe if Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal. EnglishWaves looks back at some key and iconic moments in the history of this crucial service...

The Breakthrough Eurotunnel: on 1st December 1990, Englishman Graham Fagg and Frenchman Philippe Cozette broke through the tunnel with the world's media watching. The Eurostar and The Shuttle services were soon to link the United Kingdom with the rest of Europe.

On 14th November 1994, Eurostar Services started between Waterloo International, Paris North Station (pictured), Brussels Midi and Lille Europe.



In September 1996, Eurostar unveiled a major new marketing campaign. French footballing legend Éric Cantona made his debut at the front of the Eurostar's late summer campaign. Catch it here


In the United Kingdom, the two-stage Tunnel Channel Rail Link was completed 14th November 2007 and the London terminus of Eurostar moved north from Waterloo International to St Pancras International.  


The first of Eurostar's 17 Siemens Velaro e320 trains began operating in limited commercial service on 20th November 2015, by Channel Tunnel the previous day. Eurostar now connects London with Amsterdam, Avignon, Brussels, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Paris and Rotterdam.