Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Ashford, Eurostar's White Elephant; TRAIN FIRM PULLS SERVICES OUT OF [Pounds sterling]100M 'GHOST' STATION

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Ashford, Eurostar's White Elephant; TRAIN FIRM PULLS SERVICES OUT OF [Pounds sterling]100M 'GHOST' STATION

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Byline: DICK MURRAY

THE [pounds sterling]100million Eurostar terminal in Ashford is to be turned into a virtual ghost station.

The giant terminal will be served by only a handful of trains a day - throwing into confusion government plans to turn the Kent town into a huge "growth area" with tens of thousands of new homes.

Eurostar said the station would be the equivalent of a regional airport - after being planned as an international hub.

Built 10 years ago as a gateway to the Continent, it will now be served by only four return trains to Paris and Disneyland a day, and none to Brussels.

It is currently used by 22 trains to France and Belgium.

The news came as Eurostar unveiled plans for a [pounds sterling]200 million station at Ebbsfleet in Kent. Ebbsfleet International, close to the M25, is being described as the "ultimate park-and-ride" facility. It is expected that two thirds of passengers now using Ashford will go there. …

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