Eurostar enjoys busiest year ever

A busiest-ever Christmas period helped Channel Tunnel high-speed rail company Eurostar to reach record passenger numbers in 2004, it was announced today.

A busiest-ever Christmas period helped Channel Tunnel high-speed rail company Eurostar to reach record passenger numbers in 2004, it was announced today.

The company, which operates out of London’s Waterloo station, carried 7.27 million passengers last year – 15% more than in 2003.

Its punctuality figure of 89.2% of trains running on time was 10.9% up on the 2003 performance and was also an annual record.

The company completed a hat-trick of best performances by chalking up sales of £433m (€614m) in 2004 – a 15% rise on the 2003 total.

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