Lord knows which 'senior person' at Eurostar dictated the article in Monday's FT about junking the existing trains and buying the Alstom AGV.
Presumably some non-railway manager worried by the Air France open access threat based on - er, buying AGV.
As any fule kno the sensible successor to the Class 373 would be a duplex double deck TGV - more capacity less length.
And if Eurostar were serious they would be working on the Inter-Governmental Commission to rationalise last century's over complicated safety rules which continue to hamstring the effective commercial operation of the Chunnel.
How about a bit of professionalism on both sides of the tape recorder chaps?