Eurostar is to ramp up its services after it
reported a jump in demand during August after the UK government relaxed
quarantine restrictions for doubly vaccinated travellers from France and restrictions
for travel to Belgium and the Netherlands were eased.
The operator said that from 6 Setember it would operate
five daily services in each direction on the London to Paris route and three in
each direction between London and Brussels, with one each way extended to
Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
In July, Eurostar was running three trains a day in
both directions between London and Paris and one train a day in each direction
between London, Lille, Brussels, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
It said that demand had almost doubled in August so far compared
with the last two weeks of July and had added 39 extra trains this month to the existing schedule to meet the demand. The company says that the majority of the
demand (83 per cent) can be attributed to leisure travel or visiting friends and