The first Eurostar from England to France
Monday, 1 February
The first Eurostar train left London's Waterloo station heading for the Gare du Nord in Paris in November 1994. It was the first commercial passenger train to travel through the Channel Tunnel which had only been finished a few months earlier. Robert Priston was one of the drivers on that three-hour journey and he has been telling Bethan Head about that day.
Photo: one of the first Eurostar trains. Credit: AFP/Getty Images.