The Eurotunnel group, which manages the rail tunnel under the English Channel linking France and the United Kingdom, announced on Friday the launch of two high-speed rail routes between London and Amsterdam and London and Rotterdam available from April 4 of 2018. Tickets price will start at £35 and travel time of 3 hours and 41 minutes, with stops in Brussels and Rotterdam.
Trains will depart from London twice a day: 8:31 p.m. and 5:31 p.m. The trip from the Netherlands back to England will have a stop in Brussels, Belgium, where passengers will have to do the immigration before heading to the UK.
In a statement, Eurotunnel explained that it will be its Eurostar high-speed train, which already connects London and Paris, which carries out both journeys. Eurotunnel stressed that the line between the Dutch and British capital has great potential, since there are four million passengers a year who travel by plane between both cities.
The president of the Franco-British group, Jacques Gounon, stressed that passengers will “quickly” give preference to “very fast, comfortable and ecological” routes such as those proposed by the new lines operated by Eurostar.