Eurostars were significantly limited in power on the 3rd rail, as the supply could only offer something like a third of the power available on 25 kV. The only
reason the UK southern 3rd rail system extends as far as it does is for historical reasons. Now that multi-system vehicles are easy to build and design, there
is really no reason to perpetuate such a system other than the expense of changing it out for something newer (see, also, the 25 Hz PRR NEC system).
Oh, I agree, but getting up to 100 mph on the way to Bournemouth is
still pretty cool.
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