More Amsterdam-London trains could be added to schedule as Eurostar expands capacity
The Eurostar trains will travel more often between London and Paris later this month. Eurostar stated they want to increase their capacity between London and Amsterdam as well once coronavirus restrictions are eased between the two countries.
In the second half of August, Eurostar train service will pick up again between London and Paris. Depending on the demand, the capacity will be raised further.
Between London and Amsterdam, train capacity will not increase for the time being due to the United Kingdom still being classed as a high-risk area in the Netherlands. The capacity on this stretch will increase “once measures have been relaxed”, Eurostar said.
Restrictions for travelers going from France to the UK were relaxed over the weekend. Travelers from France who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not have to go into quarantine in the UK anymore. The United Kingdom removed the quarantine obligation for travelers from the Netherlands at an earlier date.
Eurostar suffered great losses during the coronavirus crisis and almost went bankrupt. The number of passengers fell by 95 percent. Train services declined to one train ride per day between London and Paris and London and Amsterdam.
Reporting by ANP