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Go rail and go green: Eurostar to offer direct services to the Netherlands

The high-speed rail service will offer a fully direct service from London from April this year.

Eurostar, the rail link between the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, has announced that from 30 April 2020 a fully direct London to Amsterdam service will be on offer. Since 2018, Eurostar has provided a seamless journey from London to Amsterdam and Rotterdam. However, the new connection will be direct both ways, allowing for hassle-free travel between these iconic European cities and a compelling reason for travellers to switch from plane to train.

Tickets will be on sale as of 11 February 2020 with competitive fares of just AU$68 (£35) each way and free baggage allowance. Initially there will be three services a day from the United Kingdom to the Netherlands with the direct inbound journey from Amsterdam to London starting out with two services, with the aim of eventually increasing to a four.

Eurostar offers the most sustainable choice for a short-haul European travel, with a journey between London and Amsterdam resulting in 80% less carbon per passenger than the equivalent flight. By choosing Eurostar, customers are also actively supporting the reforestation of woodland in Europe with a tree planted for every service that it operates across its routes.

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