No Games boost for Eurostar

Eurostar said yesterday the Olympics had not given a boost to its traffic figures, as tourists took more trips during the Games but stayed away in July. Around 2.6m passengers travelled on the cross-Channel rail service in the quarter, flat on a year ago, while sales revenues fell five per cent to £188m due to currency movements. The firm also said it is spending £700m on refurbishing its 28 trains and buying 10 new ones.