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Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by Ilba8765, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Ilba8765

    Ilba8765 Member

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    it would be nice if the EuroStar In Train Sim World Comes. I think it is a great Train and Roete.

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    Following the completion of the Channel Tunnel in 1994, Eurostar train services started on November 14 of the same year. According to the original plans this would have been on July 15, 1994, but due to the numerous problems discovered during the test drives, the start was delayed until the end of the year. [4] On November 14 started with a limited train service, Discovery service. A full train service was not introduced until 28 May 1995. [5] London Waterloo station served as the London's final stop for the first thirteen years, until St Pancras International was completed in 2007. A new terminal with 5 tracks was built for Waterloo in 1994, but it was no longer used after 2007. From December 2018 this part of the station will be put back into use, but then for the domestic rail network.

    Whereas France had already built a complete high-speed line from Paris to Calais when the Channel Tunnel was commissioned, in the United Kingdom no definitive plan had even been made for a high-speed line between London and the tunnel. Issues such as the intersection of the scenic county of Kent, and in which station in London the high-speed line should end, had to be decided at that time. (Waterloo, in the center within walking distance of the Thames, is convenient for tourists, parliament and ministries and for South England (south of London), St Pancras is much more favorable than other major London stations and therefore for the largest and most important cities in the country, and had better metro connections.) The first part of the British high-speed line between the Channel Tunnel and Fawkham Junction was therefore only commissioned nine years later, in September 2003.

    From September 2003 to November 14, 2007, the journey from Paris to London took 2 hours and 35 minutes and from Brussels to London 2 hours and 20 minutes. [6]

    At the start of the train services in Belgium, the Belgian high-speed line was not yet in service. The Eurostar trains traveled between Lille-Europe and Brussels via the railway line 94 to Halle and further with the railway line 96 to Brussels South. At the first opening of the high-speed line to the Antoing branch on 2 June 1996, some trains used the high-speed line to the Antoing branch and then drove further along Mons to Brussels (lines 78, 97 and 96, the route used by Thalys in that time). [7] For the journey time it did not matter much which route was taken, since the route via Tournai was much shorter than the small piece of high-speed line. After the full opening of the high-speed line on December 14, 1997, all Eurostar trains ran via the high-speed line with a journey time gain of approximately half an hour.

    On November 14, 2007, the last part of the high-speed line between Fawkham Junction and London was put into operation and the new end point became St Pancras International. This commissioning of more than 25 kilometers of high-speed line in the United Kingdom reduced the travel time on the Paris - London route to 2 hours and 15 minutes, [8] from Brussels to London since then one has traveled in 1 hour and 51 minutes. [9]

    From 18 November 1996, the Eurostar train service was interrupted as a result of damage to the Channel Tunnel by a burning truck. [5] Only on December 4, 1996, the train service was resumed with a limited timetable because only one track was available in the channel tunnel due to repairs in the other rail tunnel.

    In addition to the final destinations of Brussels and Paris, Disneyland Paris is also reached by direct trains. Eurostar trains run to Bourg-Saint-Maurice in the winter season with Thalys and to Avignon in the summer. A platform is temporarily closed at these stations and there are facilities for compulsory check-in. In the summer of 2013, an experiment was conducted in which the check-in was not carried out at the remote stations but at Lille-Europe station. The Eurostar to London had a long-term stop for this, so that all passengers could leave the train with their luggage and border formalities and baggage checks were carried out at the station, after which the passengers could board the same train. The trains continued in the other direction without stopping.

    Initially it was intended that ongoing services would come to cities in central England such as Birmingham and Manchester. Some of the Eurostar couples also had a shorter length for this reason. The abbreviation for these different sets was therefore NOL (North of London). With the rise of low-cost airlines, competition on prices and travel times became too great and these connections were later abandoned. Even though this would have been technically possible after the commissioning of London St. Pancras.

    On the occasion of 20 years of the Eurostart train service, the new uniforms and the new tr
     

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  2. JJTimothy

    JJTimothy Active Member

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    A Eurostar set ran on the ECML for a while in GNER colours.
     
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  3. raildan

    raildan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, and I have the feeling that's the only hope of this happening...

    I've heard that Eurostar is one of the strictest companies when it comes to licensing. Not only do they not let DTG make their trains, but I've heard something about them trying to stop third parties from doing it, too. I don't know if that worked, and I don't know the details, but I don't think DTG will ever be able to make a Eurostar route.

    Of course, if they make both ends of the route eith a TGV and a class 395, and if they make either to class 373 or the other one in another operator's livery, I'm sure the community could get around this.
     
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  4. MYG92

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    Would love to drive the TGV TMST with its GTO motor sound !
     
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