Eurostar speed record plaque

Eurostar broke a record when it sped through Kent countryside on 30 July 2003.

10 years after Eurostar speed record

Train driver with plaque
Driver Alan Pears who set the speed limit with unveiled plaque Credit: ITV Meridian

Kent school children joined Eurostar to celebrate its 10 year anniversary of setting the high speed rail record.

A special plaque has been unveiled today by the driver, Alan Pears, who set the record in Kent.

On July 30, 2003, a Eurostar train sped through Kent countryside to set the record at 208mph on High Speed 1.

The record was taken near Medway Viaduct and to celebrate the record an event is taking place today.

school children with speed record
Eurostar celebrates 10 years since getting speed record with school children Credit: ITV Meridian