Amsterdam to London direct with Eurostar
You can get from London to the Netherlands direct and now again once more with out having to change at Brussels on the return journey.
The cross channel high-speed rail agency Eurostar is launching the direct Netherlands to London companies later within the 12 months thanks to new agreements on border procedures.
The dwelling Office mentioned UK Border Force officers shall be at stations in Amsterdam and Rotterdam to perform checks earlier than boarding. This already occurs in France and Belgium.
This measure has its roots in current agreements between the UK, France and Belgium signed in 1993. It has now been modified for the inclusion of the Netherlands. The new treaties have been signed by representatives from all 4 international locations at a ceremony that passed off in Brussels on Tuesday.
Priti Patel, UK Home Secretary mentioned
“This important treaty shows that while we have left the European Union, our links with Europe are stronger than ever. It will enable vital security and immigration checks to be carried out in the Netherlands, protecting the UK’s border and providing faster and more efficient journeys for passengers”.
Travellers have been having fun with direct trains from London to the Netherlands since April 2018 nonetheless, on the way in which again passengers have been pressured to change trains in Brussels to full passport checks and a safety screening.
The treaties have been due to be signed in April 2020 however these plans have been scuppered by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Outbound companies from London will resume on Thursday and direct trains again to London will start later within the 12 months. The journey time will take round 4 hours.
The new direct route between the Netherlands and the UK will run from Amsterdam Centraal to London St Pancras.
Eurostar will restart direct companies from London to Disneyland Paris from August 2. Extra hygiene operations are commonplace with a deep clear earlier than each journey and passengers shall be seated at a protected distance aside.