So I had my first “Snap” journey on Eurostar. £25 to Brussels, £25 back to London. Amazing

So I had my first “Snap” journey on Eurostar. £25 to Brussels, £25 back to London. Amazing. It definitely feels like we are in “cattle class”—the departure lounge at 3pm was very very quiet and yet I was in the very last carriage at the back of the train and it was solid packed, not a single spare seat; and no “businessmen” among us, so obviously they pack all the £25 “snappers” in the same 1 or 2 carriages right at the back of the train—but it is OK. I was squashed in to a window seat with someone beside me, but after all my long long train journeys across Europe to Vienna and Berlin, the 2 hour 1 minute journey to Brussels seems SO quick in comparison, it passed so painlessly. A really sensible move by Eurostar and I recommend the Snap tickets to anybody. You cannot choose your journey time exactly, you can only choose morning or afternoon, and you cannot change your seat, but apart from that it is Eurostar as normal. A great idea and long may it continue. I wonder when we are going to get one of the new model trains on the Brussels route, though. They are on the Paris run only it seems. Our train manager even referred to our “vintage train” while welcoming us aboard!

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