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« on: July 18, 2020, 10:13:29 pm »

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The fast, eco-friendly way of travelling from the UK to the Alps has been cancelled.

To the massive disappointment of skiers, snowboarders and the ski industry, Eurostar will not be running its iconic 'Ski Train' this winter.

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But Britain's winter sports enthusiasts aren't taking the decision lying down and a campaign - Save The Ski Train - has been launched in a bid to persuade Eurostar to reinstate the unique service.

Since 1997, the train has run twice weekly from London and Ashford to the popular Tarentaise region of the French Alps, dropping skiers at Moutiers, Aime-la-Plagne and Bourg-Saint-Maurice, stations that give them quick access by bus or taxi to 16 major ski resorts, including Méribel, Courchevel, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Tignes and Val d'Isère.

With 750 skiers on each train, the Friday overnight and Saturday daytime services carry a total of 24,000 holidaymakers every winter.

And for the previous two seasons, for February half term, the Ski Train sold out within five hours of tickets going on sale.

The daytime train makes the 830km (515 miles) trip from London to Bourg-Saint-Maurice in just over eight hours and is frequently faster than flying when compared door to door — with an estimated 80 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions.

Travelling on the overnight train each way gives skiers two extra days on the slopes.
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2020, 11:07:22 pm »

All those skiers in February half term and what did they bring back? 

Perhaps it is no tragedy if February ski holidays is given a miss for a year. 
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2020, 11:13:40 pm »

Sure they will now mostly drive or fly, speeding up the rise in temprature rise, so their sport will end even earlier! And polute the air more, leading to more health issues in the future.
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2020, 08:47:45 am »

Sure they will now mostly drive or fly, speeding up the rise in temprature rise, so their sport will end even earlier! And polute the air more, leading to more health issues in the future.

Or perhaps, given the winter risk of a second wave, they should give it a miss for a year. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2020, 11:39:19 am »

Sure they will now mostly drive or fly, speeding up the rise in temprature rise, so their sport will end even earlier! And polute the air more, leading to more health issues in the future.

Or perhaps, given the winter risk of a second wave, they should give it a miss for a year. 

But probably won’t
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