Football adds to rail demand
Eurostar has reported strong bookings for the Euro 2016 tournament as football fever kicks in.
Over the past few weeks the high-speed train operator has seen a surge in ticket sales, with Friday, June 10, proving to be the busiest day – when the hosts open the tournament against Romania in Paris.
Nicolas Petrovic, chief executive of Eurostar, said: “We have seen an unprecedented demand from football supporters keen to get the Euros by train. With our city-centre to city-centre services and a brand new stateof-the art fleet of trains, we are ideally placed to carry fans from the UK direct to the heart of the action.” The strong bookings follow a challenging first quarter of the year.