The Amsterdam-London Eurostar is right here and we took the primary prepare

After years of anticipation, tickets for the Amsterdam-London Eurostar hyperlink lastly went on sale right now.

Amsterdam Centraal has by no means been nearer. Photo by Jens-Christof Niemeyer

To have fun the release of ticket gross sales, Eurostar invited a choose group of travellers to expertise the inaugural journey right now, 20 February, and one fortunate ticket holder was Lonely Planet’s Editorial Director and prepare aficionado Tom Hall.

“Travellers are in for a treat” in response to Tom. “The new Eurostar train whizzed from the centre of London to the centre of Amsterdam in just over four hours along high-speed rails through France, Belgium and the Netherlands. I was lucky enough to be allowed in the driver’s cab and experience the 300 kilometres per hour speed of the journey in the thick of the action.”

Eurostar CEO Nicolas Petrovic poses for a photograph because the inaugural Eurostar service units off from London to Amsterdam. Photo by Jonathan Hordle/Getty Images

The new journey can be of nice curiosity to travellers trying to scale back their carbon footprint, because the company estimates their prepare journey will produce 80% much less carbon than the equal short-haul flight.

“This is a major game-changer,” Tom says. “It felt a little surreal to be walking out of Amsterdam Centraal into the winter sunshine off a Eurostar, but it also makes two of Europe’s best cities for travellers feel a lot closer together. It means a weekend away need not involve the stress of an airport.”

For now, passengers on the brand new London-Amsterdam service might want to change in Brussels however in time the service can be utterly direct, shortening the journey time even additional. Passengers also can disembark at Rotterdam, opening up new tourism potentialities for the Netherlands’ second metropolis.

Starting on Wednesday four April there can be two companies a day at eight.30am and 5.31pm. Tickets are on sale now and value from £35 ($48 US) every approach.

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