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Eurostar announces dedicated train for football fans ahead of England v Wales Euro 2016 clash in Lille

PUBLISHED: 09:36 20 April 2016 | UPDATED: 13:52 20 April 2016

Eurostar has announced a special offer for football fans this summer

Eurostar has announced a special offer for football fans this summer

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Ticket sales open today, with lead in fares from just £29 each way for the match on June 16

Eurostar has announced a dedicated train for the England vs Wales game on June 16, to take fans to the centre of the action of this summer’s European Championships.

Ticket sales open today, with lead in fares from just £29 each way.

Leaving London St Pancras at 10.34am, the service will arrive at Lille Flandres at 1.06pm, ahead of the 3pm kick-off.

Travellers will be able to buy tickets for travel between the Lille stations and Lens, on regular TER trains departing up to three times an hour and taking around 50 minutes.

Eurostar stops at Kent stations Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International.

Commercial director Nick Mercer said: “This summer we want to make travel to the football easy, so that fans can focus on supporting their team.

“With city centre to city centre travel getting you closer to the stadium, a generous baggage allowance, and free WiFi and on-board entertainment available on board our new e320 trains, Eurostar is the most hassle-free way for fans to get to the football.”

Throughout Euro 2016, Eurostar will be running a variety of activities #forthefans.

Football tables will be set up at stations, along with pre-match interview fan zones, giveaways and a special on-board menu.

A Eurostar squad of experts will be kitted out with tips and advice for fans making their way to stadiums.

For more information or to book tickets visit http://football.eurostar.com/ or call the Eurostar contact centre on 08432 186 186.

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