Eurostar Trains to be Refurbished by Pininfarina
With air travel getting more expensive and becoming a bigger hassle all the time, the train has emerged as the preferred mode of transportation throughout Europe. Service between London, Brussels and Paris is carried out by the Eurostar, a high-speed train that carries passengers and vehicles underneath the English channel through the tunnel and out the other side in lightning-fast luxury. The train cars have been in service unchanged since their introduction fifteen years ago, but that's about to change as Italian design house and coachbuilder Pininfarina has been awarded the undoubtedly lucrative contract to refinish them. The company has a well-earned reputation in the automotive industry, having designed the majority of new Ferraris for the past several decades, to say nothing of countless others. The refurbishment process is set to kick off shortly, but the first of the new train cars won't be in service before 2012.