Thursday, September 6, 2007

This train is an euro-star

A Eurostar train broke the Paris to London rail record today, gliding into the new Eurostar terminal at St Pancras before midday after a trip of two hours, three minutes and 39 seconds.
The feat was achieved on the inaugural run to the revamped station in central London on the Eurostar's new dedicated high-speed line - dubbed High Speed 1 - running 68 miles from the Channel tunnel in Kent.
Within 20 minutes of leaving Gare du Nord in Paris the train had reached 192mph, according to the GPS navigating device of one journalist on board.

Another great reason for Paris to be the central point to visit Europ!

To read the full article, HERE.
Thanks to Mannix 59 for the picture.

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