New 200mph Eurostar trains will connect Britain with cities across Europe

Eurostar unveils new cutting-edge high speed train.  Image by Eurostar

Eurostar unveils new cutting-edge high speed train. Image by Eurostar

A cutting-edge train with a maximum speed of 200mph that could travel direct from the UK to cities around Europe has been unveiled by Eurostar. The 17 German-built trains can carry 900 passengers and will go into service at the end of 2015. They are inter-operable, which means they can run across most European signalling systems, and can therefore run on routes besides the current Channel Tunnel connections between London, Paris and Brussels. Eurostar has announced new connections with Marseille, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.  Read more: telegraph.co.uk

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