Bring Back Eurostar Services to Kent Campaign

Posted on: 1st December 2023

The campaign continues for the return of Eurostar services to Ashford. Ashford Borough Council are in regular dialogue with Eurostar, and will continue to work with partners, including Kent County Council, neighbouring councils, MP for Ashford Damian Green, Government and High Speed One, to ensure services at Ashford International Station return.

With the valuable support of local residents and businesses across the county, the mission will continue in order to maintain the prosperity of the borough and the wider East Kent region.

Business Survey

Business and trade leaders are being asked for their views on how international rail services to Europe ending in Kent have impacted firms.

The business survey will run until the end of December 2023 and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

To take part in the International Business Travel Survey visit the Kent County Council website. 

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. Any businesses that have been affected from across the southeast 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, so please share within your networks.

Residents Petition

A petition has also been set up by local residents and currently has almost 40,000 signatures.

If you would like the Eurostar service to return to Kent please click here to sign the online petition. If you would like to get more involved, share any information or help in any way please email

Click here to read more about the campaign on the Ashford Borough Council website.