Eurostar To Start Offering Direct Trips Between London And Amsterdam

One of the hundreds of bridges that span Amsterdam's canals

The programme aims to reduce the carbon footprint of all Eurostar services through a range of measures surrounding the responsible use of energy, reducing waste and plastics, and using sustainable products.

Dutch services will commence with two departures a day from London St. Pancras, at 8:31 a.m and 5:31 p.m., Eurostar said in a statement.

The journey from London to Amsterdam will take 3 hours and 41 minutes, and to Rotterdam will be 40 minutes shorter. The company has captured more than 70 percent of the combined London-Paris air and train market, though journey times to the French capital are significantly shorter at two hours 15 minutes. New major terminals have been built in both Amsterdam and Rotterdam, which the route will also pass through.

Amsterdam will join Paris, Brussels and Lille and Disnelyland Paris as year round Eurostar destinations with seasonal direct services to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille and the French Alps. The extension of services to Amsterdam, another key business and leisure destination, has always been an aim of Eurostar.

Eurostar says the route is the result of "extensive investment" of £1 billion in high-speed rail on both sides of the English Channel. Due to customs woes, returning trips are not direct; passengers have to stop off in Brussels for tedious passport control reasons.

"The launch of the London to Amsterdam service marks a historic milestone in the expansion of global high-speed rail travel, revolutionising the connection between these important destinations", the company said. This is a temporary measure while the governments of the Netherlands and United Kingdom are working on an agreement which will allow passport controls to be done in the Netherlands.

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