St. Pancras International and the High Speed 1


Last November 14 was a historic moment for European rail travel. The St. Pancras International, the new home of the Eurostar was inaugurated and the High Speed 1 was launched.

From the Waterloo International, Eurostar transferred to St. Pancras International due to far better connections, such as six underground lines and better rail connections since there are seven rail companies that connects the traveler to the rest of the UK.

With the launch of the High Speed 1, average journeys are now atleast 20 minutes faster than before. Traveling to Paris is guaranteed in 2 hours and 15 minutes (a record was set at 2 hours and 3 minutes) and to Brussels in less than 2 hours.

Here is a YouTube clip of the High Speed 1, as it traveled to Paris in 2 hours and 3 minutes.