Eurostar launches new London-Amsterdam service

Eurostar confirms April launch date for London-Amsterdam

The journey time of 3h41 (London-Amsterdam) and 3h01 (London-Rotterdam), as well as the potential of the line - more than 4 million passengers travelling by air each year between London and Amsterdam, make this opening a historic landmark for cross-Channel travel.

Announcing the route, Eurostar said: "The launch of the London to Amsterdam service marks a historic milestone in the expansion of worldwide high-speed rail travel, revolutionising the connection between these important destinations". Tickets start from 40 euros per seat, one way.

"The launch of the London to Amsterdam service marks a historic milestone in the expansion of worldwide high-speed rail travel, revolutionising the connection between these important destinations", the company said.

"Our new route marks the culmination of the extensive investment in high speed rail on both sides of the Channel", says Eurostar chief executive Mr Nicolas Petrovic.

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The service will start with two trains a day, taking three hours, with one-way fares from £35.

Eurostar expects the train route to spark competition with airlines like easyJet and Ryanair, which offer cheap flights between London and Amsterdam.

Since 1994 when Eurostar trains first connected London and Paris, travel between the two cities, including rail and air journeys, 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". Both governments have committed to completing this by the end of 2019. Passengers traveling in one direction, from Amsterdam to London, will also have to disembark at Brussels for passport and security checks. Passengers will see their time on board reduced by 17 minutes - from 2 hours and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 48 minutes.

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