Eurostar rides green wave

May 2007
Rail Business Intelligence;5/3/2007, Issue 293, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the 504% increase in Eurostar passenger train journeys through the Channel Tunnel in England and France in the first quarter of 2007. Within that total, business travel increased by 14.5% but generated 18.1% more revenue as passengers switched to Business Premier class, the article notes. As with business travel, Eurostar chief executive Richard Brown attributed part of the increase to a campaign to convince travellers that the carbon emissions of high-speed rail are only one-tenth of the equivalent journey by air.


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