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Chunnel train closes the gap between UK and Europe
Fast cross-Channel rail connection links London with Paris, Brussels, Disneyland Paris and more. Shown: Eurostar trains at St Pancras Station, London, England. Photo: ©Fraselpantz.
By now rail travelers everywhere have heard of Eurostar -- aka "the chunnel train." Eurostar is the high-speed undersea rail link that darts between London and Paris in just two-and-a-half hours. Since coming online twenty years ago, Eurostar's seamless international connection has attracted over 100 million time-conscious, convenience-conscious travelers -- sidelining numerous air carriers and leaving channel ferries in its wake.
For the uninitiated, Eurostar offers passengers a lot more than just a downtown-to-downtown link between the French and British capitals. Regular destinations include Brussels, Lille and DisneylandĘ Paris. Seasonal services extend Eurostar's reach to Avignon and the French Alps.