April 17, 2018

Record first quarter ridership for Eurostar

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Eurostar launched its new London - Amsterdam service on April 4. Eurostar launched its new London - Amsterdam service on April 4.

GROWTH in the business market and a further rise in travellers from the United States have helped Eurostar to achieve record first-quarter ridership, according to the latest figures from the international high-speed operator.

Passenger numbers increased 4% compared with the corresponding period in 2017 to reach 2.36 million, while sales revenues climbed 9% to £253m.

Eurostar says it witnessed a 27% increase in the number of US passengers travelling on its services, while business trips increased by 6%.

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