EUROSTAR restructured its provision of first class accommodation with effect from September 1, to provide separate services to suit business and leisure passengers.

First class has been split into Business Premier and Leisure Select categories. The more expensive Business Premier offers shorter check-in times, access to lounges, a meal and the option of an 'express breakfast' to allow travellers to work onboard.

Leisure Select includes meals and newspapers, but shares the 30min check-in time of standard class and does not permit access to the station lounges.