Save Ashford International

The Campaign to Save Eurostar Services from Ashford

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Lib Dem Member of the European Parliament for the South East, Sharon Bowles, has launched this new website to save International train services in Ashford.

Sharon Bowles stepping off a Eurostar train

The international service has come under threat from new plans by Eurostar to make the new Ebbsfleet station the "hub" for the South East.

The volume of services from Ashford to the continent has been slashed, and residents and staff now fear for the future of international services from Ashford.

Sharon is now calling on local residents to sign her petition to safeguard Ashford's future as an International station.

Sharon said "It is deeply disappointing that Eurostar have chosen to make these cuts to the service. Now we must work to ensure they understand the importance of Ashford's international connections."

"If you use the international services at Ashford, please take a moment to send me a message letting me know how these cuts will affect you, and how you would be affected if the service stops completely."

"If you haven't used the international service, but perhaps have benefitted in some other way - perhaps you work for a business that was attracted by Ashford's links, I would love to hear from you too about how this affects you."

"I will take up the points you make with Eurostar's management, in my fight to safeguard frequent international services at Ashford."

Keep the signatures coming!

Tue 10th Jul 2007

The petition has gone to Downing Street, but the campaign goes on! Here are three ways you can help our campaign now:


Fri 6th Jul 2007

Lib Dem MEP for Kent, Sharon Bowles, joined a delegation of campaigners to present a 15,000 strong petition to 10, Downing Street this morning.

Edith Robson, Damian Green MP, Peter Skinner MEP and Sharon Bowles MEP hand in the petition to the policeman at the door of 10 Downing Street (photography: Miranda )

Our petition is going to Downing Street!

Wed 4th Jul 2007

On Friday 6th July, Sharon Bowles MEP will go to 10 Downing Street to present more than 15,000 signatures protesting at Eurostar's cuts.

BBC reports Air France-KLM bid for International Train Service

Wed 9th May 2007

The BBC have reported news that Air France-KLM may be launching a bid to start a new high speed international train service from London to Paris, stopping at Ashford.

Kent County Council and Nord Pas de Calais release joint statement

Fri 8th Dec 2006

Download the full text of the statement here on this site (PDF document)

Ashford MP raises Eurostar cuts in Parliament

Thu 26th Oct 2006

Ashford's MP Damian Green yesterday raised a debate in the House of Commons highlighting concern over the cuts to the Eurostar service from Ashford.

Lib Dem MP Calls On Eurostar to Maintain Ashford Service

Wed 25th Oct 2006

Lib Dem MP, Norman Baker, has met with senior representatives of Eurostar to urge them to reconsider their decision to make drastic cuts to services from Ashford International Station.

Norman Baker MP
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