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

Commuters on the LSER platforms at St Pancras International

The St Pancras Water Tower by the Regents Canal

Domestic Rail Services

Domestic services on the high speed line began in December 2009, operated under a UK franchise agreement by Southeastern railway.

Since the service began, commuters from Kent using the service have been able to benefit from significant time savings. For example, commuting from Ashford to central London used to take 84 minutes and now takes just 37 minutes on the HighSpeed service.

The domestic services stop at all the stations on the High Speed line with Stratford just 7 minutes from St Pancras, Ebbsfleet 17minutes away and Ashford International station just 37 minutes away.