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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A Deutsche Bahn ICE3 [Inter City Express]high-speed train arrives at St Pancras International

Deutsche Bahn ICE3

International Rail Services

International Rail Services are currently operated by Eurostar, travelling direct to Paris, Brussels, Lille, and Marne Le Valle ( for Disneyland Paris).

With the high speed line passengers are able to reach Paris in just over 2 hours and Brussels in under two hours.

Following the liberalisation of the International rail market in 2010,  there is now the possibility of competing rail operators providing international services.

HS1 Ltd are working with Deutsche Bahn on plans to incorporate three additional international return journeys, between Frankfurt and London via Cologne, Brussels and Lille. This will include connections from Amsterdam via Rotterdam to London.

HS1 Ltd  welcome discussions with other operators interested in running such services.