(james benedict brown) on the road

The Eurostar has arrived in Sheffield

Posted in Posts by James Benedict Brown on 19 December, 2007

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A long overdue addition to the website of Eurostar has been activated. For the last year or two it’s been possible to book connections from London to cities in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Now it’s possible to buy a through ticket from almost all major railway stations in mainland Great Britain to most major destinations in France and Belgium.

Booking my regular commute from Sheffield to Strasbourg earlier this year used to entail three visits to three different websites (TheTrainLine, Eurostar and Voyages SNCF), usually all at the same time in different internet browser windows so that I could ensure I allowed enough time between the best possible (or cheapest) connections. It may be that will remain the best way to get the cheapest fares – such as the ‘prems’ only available on the SNCF website for French domestic trains, but this simple plugging together of different computer systems is the long awaited missing link.

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