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Hurtling through the countryside at speeds of more than 200mph Eurostar set a new record for a rail journey from Paris to London yesterday. The train took 2hrs, 3mins, 39secs to complete the 306 miles from Gare du Nord to St Pancras. The journey, the first to Eurostar’s new terminal, was made possible by the opening of a 25-mile piece of high-speed track between Ebbsfleet, Kent and the heart of London – The Daily Telegraph