Direct train from Amsterdam to London to be launched by Eurostar

Published on : Friday, September 27, 2019

Eurostar will launch a direct train from Amsterdam to London from December 15 if the plans do not get foiled by a no-deal Brexit.

 

 

According to the Dutch government if the UK crashes out of the European Union without a dead on October 3, it is expected to complicate the customs arrangements.

 

 

Earlier the passengers could travel direct from the British capital to Amsterdam in three hours and 55 minutes. However on the return journey they were forced to take a Thalys train and and change to the Eurostar at Brussels Midi after going through security and customs checks.

 

 

Now these checks will be conducted at Rotterdam Central and Amsterdam Central instead which will enable a direct return service for the first time.

 

 

A Eurostar representative is looking forward to progressing the direct connection at the earliest.

 

 

For Eurostar the London-Amsterdam route has proved hugely popular for Eurostar.

 

 

In April 2018 the first service was launched and the company increased the frequency to there trains a day to meet the growing demand in June 2019.

 

 

Due to the complications of finding suitable “paths” the third daily train takes longer than the existing services.

 

 

The  scheduled time is four hours, seven minutes and includes a 17-minute wait at Brussels Midi station.

 

 

Mike Cooper, Eurostar’s chief executive, said of the increased number of services mentioned that their  new route to the Netherlands has been met with strong demand from the customers, who increasingly value the ease, comfort and seamless experience of high-speed rail.

 

 

The number of trains is expected to eventually grow by the operation.


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