Eurostar Gets a Makeover

  • The chic new interiors are modern and streamlined.

    The chic new interiors are modern and streamlined.

  • Exteriors of the trains now feature bands of silver in addition to Eurostar's signature colors of yellow and blue.

    Exteriors of the trains now feature bands of silver in addition to Eurostar's signature colors of yellow and blue.

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Last year, to celebrate 20 years of successfully shuttling passengers from London to continental Europe via the Channel Tunnel, high-speed rail service Eurostar gave itself a makeover. Soon to hit the tracks, the fleet of yellow-and-blue e320 trains were designed by Pininfarina— the Italian firm responsible for the sleek style of Ferraris and Maseratis—with touches of silver, 900 leather seats (up from 750) complete with handmade trimming, and free Wi-Fi. New routes were also added, and one to Amsterdam is in the works. —Gabrielle Lipton

This article originally appeared in the December/January print issue of DestinAsian magazine (“Tunnel Vision”)

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