EUROSTAR CELEBRATES ITS SILVER JUBILEE

KEITH FENDER took a trip to Paris with Eurostar MD MIKE COOPER to mark the milestone

Eurostar celebrated its 25th anniversary on 14 November 2019 with media and invited guests joining senior management on a train Paris. The trip, on one of the newest of the Velaro e320 fleet (No 374033/034), gave the assembled railway journos the opportunity to talk to Eurostar MD Mike Cooper and members of his team.

In his short anniversary speech Mr Cooper said that in its 25 years Eurostar ‘has transformed travel between London and continental Europe’ and is doing so in a way that is ‘90% more environmentally friendly than going by plane’ – and he should know as one of his jobs prior to joining Eurostar in March 2018 was Chief Commercial Officer of EasyJet, from 2000 until 2005.

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