12 MARCH 2018
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Lead-in fare for the new Eurostar service to Amsterdam (BTN 19 February) was confirmed last week at £35 with the operator emphasising the benefits of travelling from city centre to city centre in less than 4hr with no weight restrictions on passengers’ luggage.
Commercial service starts on 4 April with two trains a day following extensive preparation, including a comprehensive programme of testing on the Dutch high-speed network, and the building of Eurostar terminals in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
Eurostar chief executive Nicolas Petrovic said: “With competitive fares from £35 one-way and a journey time of 3hr 01min to Rotterdam and 3hr 41min to Amsterdam, Eurostar will transform the connection between these key destinations.
“The service heralds an exciting new chapter in the expansion of high-speed rail, strengthening trading and travel links between the UK and mainland Europe and giving passengers a compelling environmentally-friendly alternative to the airlines.”
In addition to revolutionising the cross-Channel connection to the Netherlands, the London – Amsterdam service also delivers a record new journey time for passengers travelling on the London – Brussels section of the route. They will see their journey time cut by 17min as the time onboard is reduced from 2hr 05min to 1hr 48min.
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