This week Eurostar been previewed its new e320 train on the London-Brussels route in advance of its introduction into service on Sunday.
This new train is part of a £1 billion GBP programme of investment in Eurostar’s fleet, stations and service which included the purchase of 17 new e320 trains and the refurbishment of its original trains. I have already reviewed Business Premier on the e320 train.
The e320 has been running on the London-Paris route since November 2015. The interior was designed by the world-famous Italian design house, Pininfarina and the e320 boasts 20 per cent more capacity than the original Eurostar trains.
Improvements include Wi-Fi connectivity and 300 hours of on-board entertainment streamed to customers’ personal devices. As before, travellers arriving in Brussels can also connect to any Belgian station for free with their Eurostar ticket on the day of travel.
The next step will be to expand the direct reach of the Eurostar to the Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
In line with the launch of the e320 on the London-Brussels service, there has been an extensive renovation of the Eurostar terminal in Brussels Midi, with an expanded departure area and a more efficient check-in along with facial recognition e-passport gate technology.
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