Since, then the Eurostar service has had a monopoly in the use of rail services through the tunnel with the London terminus switching to St Pancras Sation.
New EU legislation has opened up the route to competition with Germany's Deutsche Bahn (DB) rail operator pushing to compete with Eurostar.
An ICE (Inter City Express) train arrived at St Pancras Station today on a test run.
|ICE alongside Eurostar at Waterloo (photo from dpa via Der Speigel)|
- Deutsche Welle
- Daily Mail
Having travelled on Eurostar from London to Brussels, I am looking forward to the London-Frankfurt route on ICE.