Visit London heralds HS1 as St Pancras reopens

Visit London has heralded the impact that the UK’s first high-speed train link – Eurostar’s High Speed 1 service, launching next week – will have as it’s new home, London’s St Pancras, threw open its doors last night following the completion of a 10-year restoration. “The restoration and extension of the iconic St Pancras station is a tremendous boost for London,” said Visit London chief executive James Bidwell. “The station is not only the new, spectacular home of Eurostar but also a grand retail and hospitality destination which will welcome many millions of visitors to London in great style.” Last night’s ceremony – organised by agency MVM – saw the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh launch the first section of the high-speed link in front of more than 1,100 guests including the Prime Minister. The first Eurostar train is scheduled to leave St Pancras International Station on 14 November.

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