Back in 2018, Eurostar launched a train service from London to Amsterdan, however due to the UK and Dutch governments sorting out agreements, the train from Amsterdam to London had to stop off in Brussels each time for passport and security checks.

Now that this "temporary measure" has been sorted and the UK and Dutch governments have finalised the border procedures agreement, Eurostar have today announced that a direct train running from Amsterdam Central to London St. Pancras will begin from April 30, 2020.

A direct service between Rotterdam and London will also be launching on May 18, with prices starting at £35 each way.

Mike Cooper, Eurostar's chief exec, said: "Our services from the UK to the Netherlands have proved very popular, with over half a million travellers since launch. Our fully direct service marks an exciting advance for high-speed rail and provides consumers with a comfortable, environmentally-friendly alternative to the airlines on one of Europe's busiest leisure and business routes."

With the Eurostar offering a more sustainable and eco-friendly source of travel into Europe, the company has claimed that it results in 80% less carbon per person than catching the alternative flight.

With already over a half a million travellers already taking this route, the hassle of swapping trains will cut down the journey time by an hour. 

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