London-Bordeaux direct trains could start in 2020

A direct 4.5-hour train service between London and Bordeaux could be up and running by the end of next year.

The route would make use of the new high-speed railway linking Tours and Bordeaux.

Four railway line owners  are involved: HS1 Ltd (Kent to London), Eurotunnel, SNCF-Réseau (Calais to Tours), and Lisea (new line Tours to Bordeaux).

They are talking to several international companies – not only Eurostar – about  operating the new service.

Edmund Butcher, business development manager for HS1 ...

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