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Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route

Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route

During the initial period, passengers will travel direct from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam and on the return journey will connect through Brussels where passport controls and security screening will be carried out.

The direct route will be launched on 4 April 2018, Eurostar revealed on their website, with tickets going on sale from 20 February.

London-based Eurostar runs high speed trains carrying passengers through the Channel tunnel, which is operated by Eurotunnel.

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Nicolas Petrovic, chief executive of Eurostar (massive LAD), said: "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".

The new service travels from St Pancras International to Amsterdam Centraal station, with a journey time of three to four hours.

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Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group, said: "This launch is highly significant news".

The trains between the United Kingdom and the Netherlands will depart London twice a day, at 8:31 a.m. and 5:31 p.m. While passengers still have to change at Brussels, there are ten trains running from there to London each day.

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"Over the last twenty-three years, the market for travel between London and Paris has more than doubled as customers increasingly choose high speed rail over plane", the company said in a statement.

Eurostar expects an agreement will be in place by the end of 2019 that would allow passengers to travel direct both ways.

A new link has been built, reducing the London to Brussels journey time by 17 minutes to one hour 48.


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