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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.”

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