Eurostar Q1 revenues jump 5 percent

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L An increase in travellers has helped boost Eurostar’s revenues, the train operator reporting this week a five percent increase in sales revenue for the first three months of the year.Eurostar said sales revenue for the first three months of 2010 reached £178 million, a 5 percent jump from £168 million for the same period in 2009.The growth has been attributed to higher passenger numbers which have increased from 1.9 million in Q1 last year to 2 million in the first quarter of this year.Among the passengers, those from international markets jumped up by 22 percent while the number of leisure passengers travelling between the UK and the continent went up by 6 percent.Eurostar is currently undergoing a restructure, transforming from a partnership to a single unified corporate entity with London & Continental Railways, SNCF and SNCB.The train operator is also currently trialling a service with SNCF whereby Eurostar passengers can travel between the UK and Provence, connecting through Lille, in special reserved coaches on connecting TGVs. <a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a>last_img read more