Tuesday 4 September 2007 11.12am
It's a real shame, isn't it. I know that most of the country is north of London, but this means that a lot of people in the south will now have to cross London to get to St P to get the Eurostar.
It probably sounds like a moan from someone who lives near Waterloo and is miffed at losing the Eurostar, but if the journey to St P adds an extra 30 or 40 minutes (which it could easily do if you're travelling with luggage and having to change from train to tube), and you're coming from the South (i.e. you're probably near to Gatwick or/and Heathrow) then the extra speed of the new High Speed rail line is lost, and it's just another reason to encourage people to take the plane for short European trips.
...if you press it, they will come.