High Speed 1 is the railway between St Pancras in London and the Channel Tunnel and connects with the international high speed routes between London and Paris, and London and Brussels. HS1 Ltd is the owner of the stations along the route, including the magnificently refurbished St Pancras International.

Eurostar train on the high speed 1 line

The high speed railway is 109Km of railway connecting St Pancras International in London through Kent to the UK Channel Tunnel.

Passengers arrive on the East Midlands train services at St Pancras International

Along the 109km high speed route we have 4 stations serving Central London through St Pancras International, East London through Stratford International with Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International serving Kent.

St Pancras International, London

Aside of operating the railway, HS1 Ltd has commercial interests in retail, car parking and advertising media at each of the stations.

These range from major car parking operations at a parkway station such as Ebbsfleet International to the quality retail and catering offer at St Pancras International.

Shopping at St Pancras International


FEED1<link>http://stpancras.com</link><pubDate>2014-08-20T00:00:00</pubDate><generator>umbraco</generator><description /><language>en</language><item><source>St Pancras</source><title>James Bond aka Roger Moore book signinghttp://stpancras.com/news/meet-the-saint/<p>Former James bond star, Roger Moore will be signing copies of his new book, Last Man Standing at Hatchards in St Pancras International. Have your picture taken with ‘The Saint’ and get your own copy shaken, not stirred.</p>http://stpancras.com/media/219820/tumblr_mytximrll01rwqiuko1_500.jpgRoger Moore book signinghttp://stpancras.comhttp://stpancras.com/news/meet-the-saint/St PancrasSummer Reads Day Fivehttp://stpancras.com/news/summer-reads-day-five/<p>Here we are again for our fifth and final Hatchards summer reads.  We hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it!</p>http://stpancras.com/media/219499/330-great-gatsby.jpgHatchards Great Gatsbyhttp://stpancras.comhttp://stpancras.com/news/summer-reads-day-five/St PancrasSummer Reads Day Fourhttp://stpancras.com/news/summer-reads-day-four/<p>Today in Hatchards top five summer reads we bring you a true literary classic, ‘Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises’ by Ernest Hemingway (Arrow £7.99). If you want to check out the first three you’ll find them on our news page.</p>http://stpancras.com/media/219216/330-fiesta.jpgHatchards Fiestahttp://stpancras.comhttp://stpancras.com/news/summer-reads-day-four/St PancrasHatchards Summer Readshttp://stpancras.com/news/hatchards-summer-reads/<p>To celebrate the launch of Hatchards the new shop team in the station has created a list of their top five summer reads. Every day this week we’ve been sharing one of the five, here is a quick look at the what the team has suggested to whet your literary appetite.</p>http://stpancras.com/media/219105/330-full.jpgHatchards St Pancrashttp://stpancras.comhttp://stpancras.com/news/hatchards-summer-reads/St PancrasSummer Reads Day Threehttp://stpancras.com/news/summer-reads-day-three/<p>We’ve hit the halfway point in the week and this means it is time for book number three! For you bookworms today, we’ve got ‘The Outsider’ by Albert Camus (Penguin £7.99).</p>http://stpancras.com/media/219124/330-the-outsider.jpgHatchards The Outsiderhttp://stpancras.comhttp://stpancras.com/news/summer-reads-day-three/St PancrasSummer Reads Day Twohttp://stpancras.com/news/summer-reads-day-two/<p>Here we are to offer you the second instalment of Hatchards top five summer reads, if you missed the first one you can find it on our news page. Today’s choice is ‘London Fields’ by Martin Amis (Vintage £8.99).</p>http://stpancras.com/media/218929/330-london-fields.jpgHatchards London Fieldshttp://stpancras.comhttp://stpancras.com/news/summer-reads-day-two/St PancrasSummer Reads Day Onehttp://stpancras.com/news/summer-reads-day-one/<p>With our new bookshop Hatchards now well and truly established in the station, this week we’re going to bring you the shop’s top five summer reads as selected by the lovely staff.<span> </span></p>http://stpancras.com/media/218853/330-cider-with-rosie.jpgHatchards Cider with Rosiehttp://stpancras.comhttp://stpancras.com/news/summer-reads-day-one/St PancrasHatchards’ Next Chapter Starts at St Pancras http://stpancras.com/news/hatchards’-next-chapter-starts-at-st-pancras/<p>Last night the bookshop to the royal family, Hatchards, opened in the station.</p>http://stpancras.com/media/218148/330dsc_4112.jpgHatchards St Pancrashttp://stpancras.comhttp://stpancras.com/news/hatchards’-next-chapter-starts-at-st-pancras/St PancrasWORLD CLASS serves up St Pancras on the rockshttp://stpancras.com/news/world-class-serves-up-st-pancras-on-the-rocks/<p>Last night we played host to the most famous cocktail competition on the planet, the WORLD CLASS Global Final 2014. The prestigious event saw the finalists from across the world arrive into the station on the luxurious Orient Express from Scotland where the event kicked off.</p>http://stpancras.com/media/218048/330-phillipines_tale-of-two-martinis_0003.jpgWORLD CLASShttp://stpancras.comhttp://stpancras.com/news/world-class-serves-up-st-pancras-on-the-rocks/St PancrasAlight here for World Class cocktailshttp://stpancras.com/news/alight-here-for-world-class-cocktails/<p>We are proud to announce that later this month the station is serving up mixology’s most prestigious event, the WORLD CLASS Global Final 2014. </p>http://stpancras.com/media/217839/330-cocktails.jpgWORLD CLASShttp://stpancras.comhttp://stpancras.com/news/alight-here-for-world-class-cocktails/
Chinua Labour

High Speed 1's Chinua Labor wins Outstanding Business Contribution Award

Chinua Labor, Regulatory Contract Manager for High Speed 1 has been awarded the Rail Business Awards' Outstanding Business Contribution for June 2014.

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 ORR approves five-year plan for HS1

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ORR has today approved HS1 Ltd's Five Year Asset Management Statement which sets out plans and proposed charges for the period from April 2015 to March 2020 (Control Period 2). 

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HS1 Ltd and DB Schenker Rail (UK) announce additional freight services

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HS1 Ltd and DB Schenker Rail (UK) this week announced additional freight services along High Speed 1 from Monday the 13 January 2014. The services will carry refrigerated containers of perishable foodstuffs and automotive components from Valencia, Spain to Barking and Dagenham in east London (via the Channel Tunnel).

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MITIE on track to operate Ashford International station for HS1

MITIE chosen to operate Ashford International station for HS1 LTd

MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company, has been awarded a £1m per year contract with HS1 Ltd, the owner of the high speed railway between St Pancras in London and the Channel Tunnel.  The contract is to operate Ashford International station for the next five years.

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High Speed 1 welcomes Eurostar announcement to introduce services from London to Amsterdam

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High Speed 1 (HS1), owners of the UK's only high speed rail line, has welcomed Eurostar's announcement earlier this week that it has signed an agreement with Dutch rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen to launch direct services between St Pancras International and Amsterdam Centraal from December 2016.

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HS1 Refinance

HS1 Announces £1.6 billion Refinance Success

HS1 Ltd today announced it has completed its refinancing of the £1.3bn bank debt used for the concession purchase. In November 2010, the Canadian consortium of Borealis Infrastructure and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, acquired a 30 year concession to own and operate HS1 Ltd for £2.1bn.

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