Yes you will
A keep your eyes on it as its passes very quickly.
Hello, I'm in London in 2 weeks & my 5 year old train mad son wants to see the Eurostar in action. Will I be able to see it go through Stratford Int from the platforms??
You're correct that you can't travel on a Eurostar service unless crossing the Channel. However you can travel on a SouthEastern HS1 domestic service.FQTV- That sounds perfect for him, Thanks very much. I didn't think we were allowed to travel on it unless we were crossing the channel? if that is not the case where could I find the timetable for the route?
I would personally take him to St Pancras to see them from the terrace, probably seeing old and new ones, then take a ride on HS1 to Stratford, get off, and wait for one to whoosh through.
The fare is £3.80 off peak with Oyster or Contactless.
At International, leave the station and walk through Westfield right to the other end. Go into Marks & Spencer and upstairs to the cafe. Walk to the back of the cafe and to the far right corner, and have a cup of tea and a cake overlooking Stratford Regional, where he can see DLR, Overground, Central Line, Jubilee Line, Greater Anglia and freights going past below.
Some great advice here, really appreciated, Are all trains from st Pancras to Margate/Folkestone HS1?
Also if I allow an hour (around 2pm) at Ashford will we see Eurostar passing through?
Thanks, We are staying at Walthamstow so I may get the hs1 to Stratford so at least he gets a ride on it then go to Dagenham Dock in the evening to see the Eurostar. I also want to squeeze the London Eye & a trip to Clapham Junction in the afternoon.
Can I use my oyster on the hs1 to Stratford?
Thanks for all the advice.
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Sorry just noticed my last question has already been answered!!
Ashford itself is not a great place to see Eurostar services, as the majority go over a flyover which has a noise barrier hiding it from the station platforms, unless you time it with one that calls there.
Other things you could consider, time permitting:
Take the DLR from Stratford International to Royal Victoria (very good chance of getting the front seats - perfect for train mad children!)
Then Cable Car across the Thames (you can use Oyster PAYG or contactless)
Thames Clipper from the o2 to the London Eye (you can pay with Oyster PAYG although if you have a travelcard you get a third off)