WHAT ABOUT BREXIT?
With all the uncertainty regarding Brexit, it’s difficult to make any definitive predictions about what might happen. According to Dave Ashton, CEO of Loco2, the pan-European train comparison and booking platform: “With over ten million people travelling via Eurostar each year, helping to create hundreds of thousands of tourism jobs on both sides of the channel – not to mention the second-home real-estate market; too much would be at stake with a no-deal Brexit.
“Each Eurostar passenger also saves around 28kg of carbon emissions per trip (from London to Paris), compared to taking a flight, so I doubt [Eurostar] would be stopped completely [post-Brexit]. It would be far too economically and environmentally destructive in a way that neither side would be willing to risk.”