Eurostar breaks 10 million passenger barrier

Eurostar has transported 10 million passengers in a single year for the first time in its history.

The cross-border train operator has announced that in 2013 it carried 10 million passengers, 20 years since the launch of the first train between London, Paris and Brussels in November 1994.

The record takes the total number of Eurostar passengers to 140 million.

Nick Mercer, commercial director for Eurostar, said: “2013 has been a record breaking year for Eurostar.  With a leap in passenger numbers as well as the introduction of new routes and new destinations, we are seeing growing demand from customers across Europe and indeed around the world.

“As we enter our twentieth year of operation, we have a year of activity planned on the run up to our 20th birthday in November.”