Eurostar trains will not stop in Kent ‘until at least 2023’

Eurostar trains won’t stop in Kent until 2023 at the earliest, as the business recovers from the effects of the pandemic, say reports.

Services have not been stopping at Ashford or Ebbsfleet since March 2020 so passengers in Kent must start their journeys at St Pancras in London.

The cross-Channel operator previously said services would begin calling at stations in Kent during 2022, said the BBC.

A Eurostar spokesperson told the broadcaster: “We can confirm that our Kent stations will remain closed throughout 2022.

“As the business starts its recovery, we need to focus on core destinations where demand is highest.

“We will review the decision towards the end of next year.”

In August, it added more services from London in response to growing demand following the removal of quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers from France to the UK and the easing of restrictions for travel to Belgium and the Netherlands.

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