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 September 05, 2002
Save 20% On Eurostar Train With Winter Special From Rail Europe

 Travelers purchasing tickets from Rail Europe for the high-speed Eurostar train connecting London with Paris or Brussels through the Channel Tunnel will save 20% on Full, Leisure and First Premium fares with a new Winter Eurostar Special. Tickets must be booked between October 8 and November 22 for travel between October 15 and December 15, 2002.

The 20% discount will automatically be given when anyone purchases a Full Fare or Leisure Fare ticket in either 1st or standard class or a ticket in First Premium. Examples of the difference in regular vs. promotional one-way fares: Standard Class Leisure is normally $139 US/$230 CAN and with the promotion $111 US/$184 CAN; First Class Full Fare normally $279 US/$461 CAN vs $223 US/$368 CAN with the promotion.

There are 21 departures daily in either direction between London and Paris, 10 departures between London and Brussels. Traveling at a top speed of 186 mph, Eurostar takes just 3 hours from London to Paris and only 2 hours 40 minutes from London to Brussels. Since its launch in 1994, Eurostar has carried more than 40 million passengers.