Paralympic service for Eurostar

Eurostar Credit: PA

Eurostar trains in Kent are to be converted to take Paralympic teams from France and Belgium.

Two trains will be modified so they can take extra wheelchair spaces. Blind football, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball teams will be taken to London on a specially chartered service on August 25.

Nicolas Petrovic, Chief Exec of Eurostar, said: "It was an honour for us to announce bringing Belgian Paralympians to London this summer and now to be able to carry the French team as well is incredibly exciting.

“The London 2012 Paralympic Games are set to be the most successful and inspiring to date. This represents a once in a lifetime opportunity for sports fans from across Europe to share in the excitement."

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