Eurostar passenger figures and profits up

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Eurostar saw substantial growth last year, the company said this week in a press release.

The company’s results posted on Wednesday revealed that the channel tunnel rail operator's total passenger figure rose 2 per cent from the year prior to 9.7 million. Likewise, net profits reached an impressive £20.8 million on total sales revenues of £803 million, a 6 per cent rise from 2011.

Nicolas Petrovic, Eurostar’s chief executive, said to reporters, “Eurostar continues to make good progress against a difficult economic backdrop and ongoing uncertainty across Europe,” said the company’s chief executive, Nicolas Petrovic. He went on, “Over the last year we have invested in upgrading our service and product and this has resulted in strong growth in sales revenues and passenger numbers. Having completed our first financial year as a standalone business and delivered a strong performance we are now well positioned to build on this momentum”.

He added, “The continued investment in both our service and our product has seen customers returning to us again and again. This vote of confidence from our passengers delivered one of our busiest weekends on record during the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton last year, reinforcing our position as the operator of choice between the UK and near continental Europe”.

Mr Petrovic later went on to say, “As we look to the year ahead, the combination of the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, will make the capital one of the ‘hottest’ destinations in the world this year. As a proud sponsor of the Games, we are well advanced in our preparations and are looking forward to playing an integral role as the key link between London and near continental Europe.”

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