Ebbsfleet Hotel News


4th November 2007 - Eurostar offer free bus and train services.

Eurostar have developed a deal to offer it's customers a free bus and train service. Eurostar travellers now have more choice, a free bus connecting nearby Bluewater, Gravesend and it's local train stations, which offer alternative connections to London and other parts of Kent. Also a high-speed trains service operated by Southeastern will be open in December 2009, it will introduce services which connect Ashford and other areas of Kent with Ebbsfleet International station. The two companies supporting the Eurostar deal are Fastrack buses and Southeastern trains.

9th October 2007 - Eurostar offer 2 for 1 deal at Bluewater

Eurostar offer Bluewater customers half price travel. Two people would travel for the price of one.
These are basic requirements, however applicants should read this page for terms and conditions:

  • Aged 18 or over to apply,
  • United Kingdom residents only,
  • Must have purchased goods / services from any store within the Bluewater Shopping Centre.
  • Proof of receipt between Monday 1 October and Wednesday 31 October 2007.
  • You must travel together.
  • Either from Ebbsfleet International to Paris, Lille or to any Belgian station or from Ashford to Paris.
  • Only available in standard class.

3th October 2007 - Eurostar moves 14th November 2007

Eurostar services will move from Waterloo to St Pancras International from 14 November 2007. Eurostar will take the first travelers through Ebbsfleet, on the 186 mph journey from London to Paris. Eurostar started its travels over a decade ago, on November 14 1994. Use of the new Eurostar terminal will mark the opening of the "High Speed 1 service".

12th September 2007 - Eurostar search first visitors

The search is on at Eurostar to find photo's and footage of the first customers on the journey the from London to Paris. The original pictures were destroyed due to a flood, Eurostar has asked the first travelers to share their memories of the day.

10th August 2007 - Ebbsfleet research 1Gbps Fibre

The development of residential high-speed Internet and broadcast TV content reaching High Speeds of 40Mbps downstream and 20Mbps upstream, could be a reality for people in Ebbsfleet (supporting speeds up to 1Gbps). BT Openreach trials the Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) at the new Ebbsfleet Valley site, the technology called Fibre To The Premises (FTTP), otherwise known as very high-speed broadband.


4th July 2007 - Eurostar Ashford to Ebbsfleet Eurostar confirms plans

Eurostar meetings with European Commission, Kent County Council, Ashford Borough Council & South East England Development Agency (abridged) confirms plans, based on research that Ebbsfleet has a catchments area of 10 million people.

"As from 19th November 2007, the number of trains stopping at Ashford would be cut significantly. The 12 trains currently linking Ashford and Paris daily would fall to three each way. Trains between Ashford and Lille/Brussels currently 10 daily services in total would be stopped altogether. Seasonal trains from Ashford to the. French Alps and Avignon would continue as well as the daily Disneyland Paris service. This train would make an additional stop at Lille to allow passengers traveling to Brussels to make a connection."

11th June 2007 - Eurostar Ashford Appeal

Rail Minister Tom Harris, had meetings with Damian Green MP, Gwyn Prosser MP and Hastings MP Michael Foster. The initiative was to test the Ashford to Brussels market over a six-month period after the opening of Ebbsfleet. They have so far written to Eurostar to put forward the proposal.

4th May 2007 - Eurostar Rival Aero companies

New EU rules allowing more cross-border passenger rail services in the EU from 2010, could mean high-speed train services run by the airlines. Most reportedly Air France-KLM is considering the set up of a rival service running London to Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris.

March 2007 - Ebbsfleet Valley Starts

Development work has start to create a new town near the Ebbsfleet International station. Ebbsfleet Valley will cover an area approximately 1,035 acres, divided into ten development zones. Springhead Park, Up to 9,500 homes will be built surrounding parks, lakes and woodland areas nearby the Bluewater shopping centre.

March 2007 - Ebbsfleet International

Final development stages of Eurostar Ebbsfleet International station opening in November this year.

  • Eurostar runs at 186mph between Channel Tunnel and London
  • 80 million – number of passengers carried since Eurostar started.