As we have reported many times since the start of the pandemic in 2020 Eurostar has seen passenger volumes fall away.
Today Agence France-Presse reports that Eurostar carried 1.6 million passengers last year.
That might seem a lot but in truth that figure represents a decline of 85.2 per cent on the equivalent figure for 2019.
However, the train operator is finally looking up.
For much of the period during the pandemic Eurostar has operated a very limited schedule.
As far back as October 2020 the schedules were indeed sparse and they became sparser still some months ago when Paris was served by two services daily and only a single train operated to Amsterdam each day via Brussels.
In other words Brussels no longer had a dedicated service, the first time this had happened since Eurostar’s launch in 1994.
Now Eurostar is gradually ramping up services on two routes: Brussels and Paris.
Readers who check the London-Paris display on eurostar.com for January 28 will see frequency increased to five services daily.
For London-Brussels on January 27 we now see two trains displayed (one of which continues to Amsterdam). See the schedule for January 24-30 at the end of the article.
In early February (I checked Monday February 7) you can see Brussels frequency rising to four trains a day with a twice a day frequency returning to Amsterdam. London-Paris is seven trains a day.