Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route

Channel tunnel train service Eurostar is launching a new service between London and Amsterdam.

Eurostar is due to launch the service on April 4, and it is said that the journey between London and Amsterdam is of three hours and 41 minutes.

However, for an initial period, the Eurostar, the service will only run direct from London to Amsterdam.

Passengers traveling from Amsterdam to London will have to change in Brussels to clear the passport control.

Eurostar says that the connection in Brussels is a temporary measure, until the British and the Dutch governments to reach an agreement to allow passport control to be carried out at the output, in the Netherlands. It is said that this should be in place by the end of 2019.

The rail company will run two services a day, departing at 08:31 and 17:31, respectively, with fares starting at £35..

Eurostar also says that the new service cut the journey time between London and Brussels by 17 minutes to one hour and 48 minutes.

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

It is said that more than four million passengers travel between London and Amsterdam by air each year and therefore the market is the same size as when the London-Paris service launched in 1994.

He points out that, since then, the market for travel between London and Paris, has more than doubled.