31 AUGUST 2020


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Article from BTNews 31 AUGUST 2020

Eurostar to Amsterdam

A direct return service by Eurostar is to open from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Bookings will be taken from 1 September when times and frequencies will be published.  The re-introduction set for Monday 26 October, with a six-month advance window.

Fares are exchangeable with no fee up to 14 days before departure, should passengers need to change their travel plans.

Speaking when the services were originally confirmed (See BTN 13 July) Stientje van Veldhoven, Dutch State Secretary for Infrastructure, summed up the arrangement nicely: “Due to coronavirus these are challenging times, but we also have to plan for the near future. The new direct train service enables us to travel from Amsterdam to London in just over four hours. It’s fast and convenient, and without the hassle of disembarking in Brussels for border and security checks.

“The four countries the train passes through, Belgium, France, Netherlands and UK, have been working closely with Eurostar to provide support and guidance on security procedures and the necessary infrastructure arrangements at the two stations. The new agreements form an important step in further facilitating efficient rail traffic between close neighbouring countries.”


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