Brexit controls have cut London’s Eurostar capacity by a quarter, CEO says

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Extra border checks have led to longer queues at London St Pancras International. Outgoing chief executive Jacques Damas said capacity has been cut by a third. He said that limiting capacity on some trains is the only way to avoid long queues. Mr Damas also said Eurostar took out loans of €500 million because of the pandemic.
2 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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