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'Illegally' high charges mean tunnel runs 43 per cent under capacity while inflating Eurostar ticket prices
The man who pays his way
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Increased demand from leisure travellers resulted in Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar enjoying a good start to 2012.
There's more to Belgian cuisine than waffles. Lena Corner takes a culinary tour of the capital as it hosts a 12-month food festival
The UK Border Agency is to be stripped of its enforcement powers after an investigation uncovered a catalogue of failures that allowed hundreds of thousands of people into the country without adequate checks.
High-speed Eurostar train services through the Channel Tunnel were severely disrupted today due to an electrical power supply problem near London.
Eurostar's new mobile app (free; Android / iPhone) allows passengers to book journeys on the go, and receive tickets direct to their phones.
Go to eurostar.com
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When a fire closed the Channel Tunnel in September 2008, the struggling operator Eurotunnel no doubt consoled itself with one thought: its insurers would pay up. More than two years and a half years later, however, Eurotunnel remains embroiled in a legal battle with the train operators that use its infrastructure between Britain and the Continent.