Some light at the end of the tunnel for Eurostar cyclists
Earlier this month, Cycling UK together with our transport consultant David Holladay, visited Eurostar’s London office to talk about facilitating cycle carriage. We were following up on the conversations we had with them on the back of our ‘Zero Stars for Eurostar’ campaign.
We’ve managed to resolve many of the issues reported in the last edition of Campaign News, including the problems caused by the fact that all cycle spaces were filled up till November. Booking can now continue.
Better yet, we’ve convinced Eurostar of the need to smooth the booking process, and cyclists now have the flexibility to book their machines on with EuroDespatch (the organisation which transports oversized luggage) before buying their tickets. More changes will roll out over the coming months, and Cycling UK will report back fully on all the changes as they come into force.
- Are you a Eurostar bike-rail customer? If so, please let us know how it goes via campaigns. Reports from people travelling on the service have helped inform our campaigning so far, and are invaluable when it comes to monitoring progress. Thanks in advance.