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By Andrew Martin | 28 Oct, 2016

Eurostar and its terminus at St Pancras in London exemplify a communautaire spirit that now seems to belong to yesterday. The bilingual service generated its own entente cordiale. It helped make London “France’s sixth city”. Because of Eurostar, I can navigate the streets of Paris, having discovered that most of the places I want to stay are walkable from Gare du Nord. Despite its well publicised technical glitches Eurostar has 80% of the market between London and Paris and London and Brussels. This is particularly gratifying when you think how much more environmentally friendly it is than an aeroplane; and how much quieter and more beautiful.

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