More people using Eurostar

Eurostar Eurostar reached the 10 million mark for annual customers for the first time in 2013.

The high speed train ferried 10.1 million travellers in 2013, up 2% on 2012.

The company has seen passenger numbers grow significantly over the last ten years, and has now carried 140 million since it started 20 years ago.

Eurostar also reported that its 2013 sales revenue had risen 7% to £857 million, while operating profit was up 4% to £54 million.

Eurostar chief executive Nicolas Petrovic reckons that "2013 has proved to be a record-breaking year for Eurostar and we are pleased with the sustainable growth in both traveller numbers and sales revenues reported today.

"After a period of economic uncertainty we are now starting to see more confidence in the business market. In comparison with this time last year when the overriding sentiment was still very cautious there are more encouraging trends and in some sectors there is clearly a greater appetite to invest and look for business."

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