Eurostar makes longest journey

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The longest train journey ever made from a British station was completed yesterday when Eurostar ran a direct service from central London to the French Alps for the first time.

The 722-mile trial voyage from Waterloo to Bourg St Maurice took eight hours. The trip was a precursor to public services which are scheduled to begin at the start of this winter's ski season in December. Previously the longest non-stop train journey made from a station in Britain was the daily 684-mile Aberdeen to Plymouth service.