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Eurostar e320 high-speed trains for Eurostar International Limited
In December 2010, Siemens received an order from Eurostar International Ltd. for ten interoperable 16-car high-speed trains, and the company ordered an additional seven in January 2015. The trains are based on the Velaro, the world's most diverse high-speed platform. Service with the first Eurostar Velaro was inaugurated in November 2015 between London and Paris through the Channel Tunnel. In May 2017, service also began on the route between London and Brussels. And the Velaro has been running between London and Amsterdam via Brussels since April 2018.

The train, designated as the "e320" by Eurostar, provides around 20 more passenger capacity than the previous Eurostar trains. With an overall length of 400 meters, the e320 is the longest member of the Velaro family and has seating for 900 passengers.

All 17 trains are currently in operation and cover a total of around 37,000 kilometers a month in service. Passengers are offered free WLAN access, USB ports and services such as TV streaming and films via an onboard entertainment system. In view of these special amenities, the e320 was named "Train of the Year 2017" by the National Rail Awards in the United Kingdom.

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Velaro Eurostar e320 high-speed trains

Eurostar International Ltd. ordered a total of 17 interoperable 16-car high-speed trains from Siemens. The trains are based on the Velaro, the world's most diverse high-speed platform. All trains have been delivered and are in passenger service. The trains, designated as the "e320" by Eurostar, operate on the routes London-Paris, London-Brussels and London-Amsterdam via Brussels, thus not only linking the European continent with the United Kingdom, but serving four European capitals.
With a maximum output of 16,000 kW, the Eurostar e320 (Class 374) has a top speed of 320 km/h. Compared to earlier models, the e320 has over 20 percent more capacity and can carry 900 passengers. With its overall length of 400 meters, the e320 is the longest trainset in the Velaro family.

Velaro Eurostar e320 high-speed trains

In December 2010, Eurostar International Ltd. awarded Siemens a contract for ten interoperable 16-car highspeed trains. These trains are based on Velaro, the world's most highly diversified high-speed platform. Starting at the end of 2015, these trains will be added to the existing Eurostar fleet operating on the London–Paris–Brussels line running through the Eurotunnel between Great Britain and the European continent. Rated at 16,000 kW, the Eurostar e320 (Class 374) reaches a top speed of 320 km/h. Carrying 900 passengers, the e320 boosts capacity per train by 20 percent compared to predecessor models. At 400 m, the longest train in the Velaro family.

Velaro Eurostar e320 high-speed trains

In December 2010, Eurostar International Ltd. awarded Siemens a contract for ten interoperable 16-car highspeed trains. These trains are based on Velaro, the world's most highly diversified high-speed platform. Starting at the end of 2015, these trains will be added to the existing Eurostar fleet operating on the London–Paris–Brussels line running through the Eurotunnel between Great Britain and the European continent. Rated at 16,000 kW, the Eurostar e320 (Class 374) reaches a top speed of 320 km/h. Carrying 900 passengers, the e320 boosts capacity per train by 20 percent compared to predecessor models. At 400 m, the longest train in the Velaro family.

Velaro Eurostar e320 high-speed trains

In December 2010, Eurostar International Ltd. awarded Siemens a contract for ten interoperable 16-car highspeed trains. These trains are based on Velaro, the world's most highly diversified high-speed platform. Starting at the end of 2015, these trains will be added to the existing Eurostar fleet operating on the London–Paris–Brussels line running through the Eurotunnel between Great Britain and the European continent. Rated at 16,000 kW, the Eurostar e320 (Class 374) reaches a top speed of 320 km/h. Carrying 900 passengers, the e320 boosts capacity per train by 20 percent compared to predecessor models. At 400 m, the longest train in the Velaro family.

Velaro Eurostar e320 high-speed trains

In December 2010, Eurostar International Ltd. awarded Siemens a contract for ten interoperable 16-car highspeed trains. These trains are based on Velaro, the world's most highly diversified high-speed platform. Starting at the end of 2015, these trains will be added to the existing Eurostar fleet operating on the London–Paris–Brussels line running through the Eurotunnel between Great Britain and the European continent. Rated at 16,000 kW, the Eurostar e320 (Class 374) reaches a top speed of 320 km/h. Carrying 900 passengers, the e320 boosts capacity per train by 20 percent compared to predecessor models. At 400 m, the longest train in the Velaro family.

Velaro Eurostar e320 high-speed trains

In December 2010, Eurostar International Ltd. awarded Siemens a contract for ten interoperable 16-car highspeed trains. These trains are based on Velaro, the world's most highly diversified high-speed platform. Starting at the end of 2015, these trains will be added to the existing Eurostar fleet operating on the London–Paris–Brussels line running through the Eurotunnel between Great Britain and the European continent. Rated at 16,000 kW, the Eurostar e320 (Class 374) reaches a top speed of 320 km/h. Carrying 900 passengers, the e320 boosts capacity per train by 20 percent compared to predecessor models. At 400 m, the longest train in the Velaro family.

Further Information

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Eva Haupenthal

Siemens Mobility GmbH

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