Meet the Eurostar e320, one of 17 brand new trains Eurostar will be putting into service later next year as part of a £1 billion ($1.57 billion) upgrade to its trains, networks and stations.
Eurostar is the service that allows you to catch a train from London to Paris and beyond. There's a sea in the way, of course, but Eurostar dives under it, using the 31-mile Channel Tunnel.
Work on the tunnel began in 1988, and it was finally opened for business in 1994, costing £4.6 billion. It was a hugely ambitious project, but its completion allowed for a quick and comfortable way of travelling between England and mainland Europe without having to fly or use the ferry.
Eurostar is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and what better way to celebrate than with a fleet of shiny new trains?
At an unveiling in London's St Pancras station, we hopped on board the new train to see what it's like.
The interior design is bright and welcoming. LCD screens drop down from the roof to give journey times and destination information.
Eurostar said it crammed in 20 percent more seats but also improved leg room. It managed that by using much slimmer seats.
The new trains can fit 894 passengers at full capacity and free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the train -- it's the first time wireless internet has been available on a Eurostar train.
When you log on, you'll be immediately met with Eurostar's portal, which will bring you live journey details as well as travel advice for your destination, including things to see and do and weather forecasts.
Eurostar "has become a real bridge between the countries, the cities and the people," Eurostar Chief Executive Nicolas Petrovic explained at the train's launch event, which also marked the company's 20th anniversary.
Part of the upgrade includes extending Eurostar's reach to Amsterdam and Marseille -- journeys that will begin next year.
World-renowned chef Raymond Blanc is in charge of the business-class catering for Eurostar.
"There'll be six changes every month to the menu," Blanc explained to me. "Everything is seasonal. Eurostar understands seasonal well. With local, seasonal food, you don't have to import your food. That means no pollution, you help your local farmers and you help your local village keep its post office.
"If the train is leaving England, you celebrate English food," he continued. "When you travel from France, you celebrate French food.
"I know the sourcing of all our food. Eurostar is the only [travel] company that has two stars from the sustainable restaurant association," he said. "We're as local as we possibly can be."