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Promotional campaigns helped Eurostar to maintain revenues during the first three months of this year.

The high speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe reported a 1% rise in revenues, up to £213m from £211m in the same period last year.

Business travel struggled due to lingering economic uncertainty throughout Europe, the company said. But promotions such as one offering 150,000 seats from £59 meant leisure bookings soared.

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Photo Credit: Two identical Eurostar Class 373 trains sit at St. Pancras Station in London. Kismihok / Flickr