Eurostar to launch London-Amsterdam link on April 4

Feb 12, 2018, 00:54
Eurostar to launch London-Amsterdam link on April 4

The return journey will be somewhat longer, because in the in the initial period passengers traveling from Amsterdam or Rotterdam to London will have to connect through Brussels, where passport controls and screenings will be taken out.

As of April 4th 2018, Eurostar will be offering a direct service from London St Pancras to the centre of Amsterdam.

Our new route marks the culmination of the extensive investment in high speed rail on both sides of the Channel. For the journey, ticket prices will start at £35 one-way.

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"The launch of our service to the Netherlands represents an exciting advance in cross-Channel travel and heralds a new era in worldwide high speed rail", Eurostar Chief Executive Nicolas Petrovic said.

At two hours and 15 minutes, the London to Paris journey is much quicker than the London to Amsterdam route.

The new high-speed rail route is created to compete with airline journeys to the Netherlands, by undercutting total prices, emissions and time spent on airline travel.

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Ahead of the start of services on April 4, an inaugural service will run on February 20.

Since 1994, when Eurostar trains first connected London and Paris, travel between the two cities has doubled.

"With direct services from the United Kingdom to The Netherlands, France and Belgium, we are transforming the links between the United Kingdom and three of Europe's top trading nations". That compares to 70 direct flights daily from London to Amsterdam, for example. Train manufacturer Siemens and Dutch train company NS (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) are conducting tests on the service that will make the connection between Amsterdam, Brussels and London. Both governments have committed to completing this by the end of 2019.

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This means passengers will have to change at Brussels, leaving the return journey time at an estimated four hours and 49 minutes.

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