From next year the Eurostar train will run directly between London and Amsterdam and Rotterdam, instead of the current arrangement in which travelers leaving the Netherlands have to change trains and go through passport checks in Brussels.
Major work needs to be done on the railways of the high speed line in order to keep trains running on time. That will also require major investment, according to an external study NS and ProRail had done, RTL Nieuws reports.
The first high-speed Eurostar train carrying passengers will travel from London to Amsterdam Central Station on Tuesday. These passengers involve people specially invited to herald the official start of the high speed train between London, Amsterdam and Rotterdam on April 4th, the Telegraaf reports.
Eurostar is launching a new direct high speed train route between Amsterdam and London, the company announced on Friday. From April 4th there will be two fast trains a day between the Netherlands and United Kingdom. Tickets start from 40 euros per seat, one way.
The train will also stop at Rotterdam. This new service was preceded by a comprehensive testing of the Netherlands high speed network and the building of Eurostar terminals in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
Eurostar plans to have a direct train connection between Amsterdam, Rotterdam and London before Christmas, the tranist company announced The trip between Rotterdam and St. Pancras station will take only 3 hours and 15 minutes, and from Amsterdam to St. Pancras will take 4 hours. There will be no stop at Schiphol for the time being, AD reports.
The Netherlands, Belgium, France and United Kingdom reached an agreement on implementing passport controls on large international trains. A joint task force will be established to discuss this with Thalys and Eurostar, ANP reports.
The task force will also work on introducing better passenger lists for international high-speed trains. The intention behind this it so that security services can make sure no wanted criminals are on the train.
From next year it will be possible to travel directly from Amsterdam to London and back on a high-speed train. Eurostar revealed its new timetable on Wednesday and with it announced the new route directly between the Dutch and British capitals
Railway strikes in Belgium mean that no intercity- or stop trains are traveling between Amsterdam Brussels on Tuesday.
Most trains between the Netherlands and Belgium were cancelled by national Dutch railway NS on Tuesday morning after train stations in and around Brussels were closed by authorities, the NS stated. The decisions were made after three separate suicide bombings were carried out at the Zaventem airport and the Maalbeek metro station in Brussels.
Rotterdam has notched up fifth place on the LonelyPlanet website’s Top 10 Cities list. The city was hailed for its futuristic architecture, nightlife, drinking and dining venues, and the all-round innovative developments of culture and design incorporated by the city.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has added his voice to the thousands of people complaining about railway operator Eurostar's new policy on traveling with a bicycle.
A strike planned rail strike in Belgium will impact international trains departing from or arriving in the Netherlands. The strike is scheduled to run from 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, until 10 p.m. on Friday, October 9.
Belgium is not accessible by rail today due to strikes.
International train travel may be affected by a strike in the Belgian maintenance company NMBS Technics. Several employees spontaneously laid down their work at two a.m. this morning, according to Philippe Dubois of the socialist rail bond ACOD Spoor-CGSP Cheminots.