No Eurostar at Stratford International?

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According to the BBC, Eurostar has declined to run services from the new £210 million Stratford International station. A Freedom of Information request uncovered minutes from a DfT meeting in January noting this – although Eurostar categorically denies having made such a decision.

The BBC’s Tom Edwards quotes the Mayor of Newham as saying:

“It’s exciting we have a government that is committed to high-speed rail. But in Stratford International we have a station that is only international by name. That simply does not make sense. This is meant to be the jewel in the crown of the much-heralded transport network and Eurostar trains are nowhere to be seen. Transport was key to securing the Games and International transport will be essential to securing a legacy for East London.”

Written by Totteridge