St pancras/Euro star

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  1. lisa burrell

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    I see the euro star on the Front on the rail magazine made Paris from St Pancras station in 2 hours 3 minutes and 39 seconds amazing that was Via ebbsfleet The new London station. Traveling at speeds up to 202 mph

    So what happening to London Waterloo euro star terminal now anyone.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6977211.stm

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    I know someone who was involved in managing this test.

    Apparently if there weren't some restrictions on the French side, they would have cracked two hours.
     
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    I thought all the restrictions were on our side no dedicated high speed tracks

    (Quote from artical)
    Eurostar trains have always travelled along the French section of the route at high speeds, but were forced to slow down on the British side because they shared a track with commuter services in and out of London.

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    Not anymore , only slows down for the tunnel now
     
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    The Waterloo International terminal will be renovated after Eurostar move to their new premises to allow Southwest trains to have access to the platforms. Basically it will serve to run as a normal part of Waterloo Station.
     
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    According to my friend, it was the restrictions on the French side which prevented 2 hours from being cracked.

    They don't share a track with commuter services now - that is the whole point of it! Re-read the article, and you will see that you've misread it. In the past there was a delay as the track was shared with commuter services. But now there is a new, dedicated high speed line.

    Also from the article....

    The train joined the new 68-mile (110km) line, known as High Speed 1, at the Channel Tunnel near Folkestone, Kent, before arriving at St Pancras International at about 1148 BST.
     
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    I'm travelling back on the new train from Brussells on Thursday:clap: for one of the press days.

    I'll let you know what it is like.
     
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    Will hold you to that above. Be great Thanks!!

    The other gentleman when we said the restrictions were on our side due to line sharing with commuter trains. Sorry i was referring to the Waterloo Paris line but thanks for that anyway because you are right if you see what i mean.

    What a waste then that Waterloo terminal turned out to be . They must have new years ago they were going to use st pancras. or was that the way it was originally planned?

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    Typical British approach. Never enough time/money to do the job right; always enough time/money to do the job twice. At least we're up there with the Continent now (or at least, will be from whatever date in November they start in earnest).
     
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    Except that it will be Autumn then, and the new high speed track is bound to suffer from having the wrong type of leaves falling onto it.
     
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    Talking about high speed trains saw this on scottish blog

    Freight trains could travel faster than passenger trains on services between London and Edinburgh under plans unveiled this week by freight operator EWS. The company wants to run non-stop trains at 125mph in services starting next year. But they will have to negotiate time slots on the already busy route with the infrastructure owner Network Rail. EWS is launching new freight services over the next four months serving Glasgow, Stranraer, Grangemouth, Aberdeen and Inverness.

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