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
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An aerial view of the freight loops on the High Speed 1 train track in Kent

Freight Services

HS1 Limited is in a state of readiness for freight operating companies to operate high speed services on the network. We are working with industry participants and freight operating companies to develop freight services which make use of the high speed network and to provide a framework for sustainable freight services. Being a high speed railway network which provides high economic value to its customers there are significant benefits to be seen by freight operating companies, in particular those who deliver time critical commodities to its customers.  As such, the high speed rail network provides a dynamic transport infrastructure which leads to substantial commercial benefits for organisations.