Happy Birthday to Our Best Bit of Train Track -- Eurostar Turns 20

By Gary Cutlack on at

20 years ago today, the Queen opened Waterloo International station and took the first official Eurostar train through the Channel Tunnel to France. Turns out we didn't get overrun with rabid dogs and getting the train to France is quite an exciting way to spend a weekend.

The Eurostar project did more than make Europe accessible from the capital; it helped rejuvenate the tricky Kings Cross and St Pancras area of London, set a 208mph rail speed record in the UK and has since shuttled well over 100 million people beneath the English Channel.

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