Eurostar has reported a strong performance in the first quarter of 2018, seeing its highest Q1 passenger volumes on record.

Sales revenue grew 9 per cent year-on-year to £253 million, while passenger numbers increase 4 per cent to 2.36 million.

Eurostar says the positive momentum it experienced in 2017 is continuing, underpinned by an increase in the number of US travellers (up 27 per cent) and growth in the corporate market (up 6 per cent).

The company recently launched a new service from London St Pancras to Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Eurostar is also now offering customers access to a collection of city-centre hotels in its destinations, which can be booked at the same time as train tickets.

Mike Cooper, CEO of Eurostar, commented: “We have made a positive start to the year… Our new service from London to Amsterdam has met with an enthusiastic response and demand is strong as customers welcome this compelling alternative to airlines.”

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