Businesses asked for feedback on lack of Eurostar service in Kent


Businesses and trade leaders are being asked for their views on how international rail services to Europe, which are not currently stopping in Kent, have affected firms. International rail services provided a unique opportunity to the county before 2020 and it is important the case is made again to ensure the investment in Kent’s international rail network is exploited to drive economic growth and new opportunities.

UKinbound, working with VisitKent, Kent County Council (KCC), supported by Ashford Borough Council and Dartford Borough Council, is running a business survey to understand the impact international rail services not calling in the county is having on business and trade in Europe.

The councils have focused on the impact of Eurostar’s decision to remove services since 2020 and have been working with rail industry leaders to address this.

The survey will run until the end of December this year and should take about 10 minutes to complete. Anyone who is responsible for the day to day running of a business is able to take part and it is not limited to businesses in Kent – businesses that have been affected from across the south east region are encouraged to take part. This is an opportunity for businesses to have their say and contribute to work aimed at having international services return to the county.

Click here to complete this short survey.