EUROSTAR has started to restore its timetable, which was reduced to a skeleton service as a result of the Covid-related travel restrictions.
There was concern that the operator would not survive, but it reached an agreement with its shareholders and the banks in May.
The company says it is running an extra 39 trains during August, because bookings have doubled. The busiest days will be the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekend, between 27 and 30 August, when Paris is proving to be the most popular destination. Around four out of five bookings so far have been for leisure travel.
September will see further increases in the number of trains between London and the continent. Starting on 6 September there will be eight daily return services. Five of these will on the London-Paris route, and three between London and Brussels, with one of the Brussels services extended to or from Amsterdam.