The headsets transform the roof of the train into a glass ceiling, revealing the underwater world above
EVER wondered what it looks like on the other side of the Channel Tunnel walls?
Now Eurostar passengers will be able to find out what lurks at the bottom of the sea bed, thanks to a new virtual reality programme available on the trains.
Travellers can access the VR experience, called Eurostar Odyssey, by logging onto the train’s onboard entertainment system through their smart phones and on free headsets provided by the company.
The headsets transform the roof of the train into a glass ceiling, revealing the underwater world above.
They then follow two ocean explorers, Rose and Benoit around the seabed, hearing old stories about pirates, lost treasure and mermaids.
There are also encounters with a charismatic octopus and several other sea creatures along the way.
To keep young travellers entertained, there is also a game that helps them to count the different species they spot along the way.
Nick Mercer, Commercial Director at Eurostar, said: “Travellers are always asking if they can see the fish when travelling through the channel tunnel. “
He continued: “We’re really excited to make it possible as the first travel company to give its customers an immersive 3D experience.”
Throughout the summer we’ll be giving younger travellers free headsets so they can enjoy an exciting adventure under the channel.
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The experience will be accessible on services between London and Paris, Lille, Brussels, Lyon and the South of France.
Once passengers have tested out the new VR experience, they can also stream over 300 hours of onboard entertainment to their phone via WiFi on all of Eurostar’s new e320 and refurbished e300 trains.