|R02||Eurostar High Speed Rail Link- First Passenger Service Carried Cover||£60.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 28/09/2003
Issue Name: Eurostar High Speed Rail Link - First Passenger Service Carried Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Amazing double postmarked cover celebrating the first passenger service of Eurostar's High Speed Rail Link in 2003. On the day the service opened, this cover was first postmarked in London, carried onboard that very first passenger train and postmarked again in Paris on the same day. Each bears a carried cachet. We believe it is unique. Only 550 exist worldwide. Very popular cover and highly recommended. This is one of our all-time best sellers and very rarely comes on the market today.
Eurostar is a high-speed railway service connecting London with Avignon, Brussels, Lille, Lyon, Marseille and Paris. All its trains traverse the Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France, owned and operated separately by Eurotunnel.
The London terminus is St Pancras International, with the other British calling points being Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International in Kent. Calling points in France are Calais-Fréthun and Lille-Europe, with trains to Paris terminating at Gare du Nord. Trains to Belgium terminate at Midi/Zuid station in Brussels. In addition, there are limited services from London to Disneyland Paris at Marne-la-Vallée – Chessy, services to southern France as of 1 May 2015 and seasonal services to the Alps in winter.
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