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Commercial name, from Euro- +‎ star.


  • IPA(key): /ˈjʊəɹəʊstɑː(ɹ)/

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A high-speed passenger train service connecting London with mainland European cities via the Channel Tunnel.
    Eurostar operates two stations in this region.
    • 2019 December 4, Richard Clinnick, “Under the sea with Eurostar”, in Rail, pages 50-51:
      On April 4 2018, the first commercial trains began running between London and Amsterdam. Current Eurostar Chief Executive Mike Cooper said: "The departure of our first commercial service to Amsterdam represents a historic milestone for Eurostar and the growth of international high-speed rail."
  2. A similar intercity service in Italy.


A pair of Eurostar (1) trains at the former Waterloo International station

Eurostar (plural Eurostars)

  1. A train on these services.
  2. A British Rail Class 373 (now largely superseded by Class 374) on any service.
    • 2006, Electric Railway
      Now that the Mallard upgrade to GNER's Mark 4 coaches is complete the entire fleet is now available for service and the Eurostars are no longer required to maintain the timetable.

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