Possible New Direct Eurostar Line Between London and Bordeaux

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Demand soared when Eurostar launched a seasonal service connecting London to the south of France in 2015. Despite the distance (the 767-mile journey takes six hours), passengers were thrilled about the new long-distance train line. Now Eurostar is considering adding another route from London: a direct train link to Bordeaux. The French railway company, SNCF, is currently at work on extending the high-speed TGV train from Tours in the Loire Valley to Bordeaux. It’s scheduled to be finished in summer 2017, effectively reducing the trip from Paris-Bordeaux to just two hours.

To take advantage of this new development for the high-speed rail network, Eurostar is considering adding a direct line from London to Bordeaux. According to The Guardian, "direct services would be unlikely to start before 2019." In the wine capital, travelers could take advantage of the glorious new luxury hotel and restaurant openings, along with the highly anticipated Cité du Vin, a monumental museum which is slated to open in June 2016.

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