The first of ten Siemens E320 for Eurostar was unveiled at St Pancras this morning (November 13). It is the first public appearance of the new trains.
Eurostar also announced an order for seven more of the class, taking the total to 17.
Siemens was awarded the £550 million contract (for the first ten) to build the 200mph (320kph) Velaro D trains back in 2010. The first arrived in the UK on January 30 and has been used since to commission modifications to the Temple Mills depot, where they will be maintained.
The fleet is due to enter service in 2015, expanding Eurostar’s international services.
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