Eurostar’s London-Amsterdam Trains Suspended From 2024

Eurostar’s London-Amsterdam Trains Suspended From 2024

Eurostar's Amsterdam routes face being suspended for nearly a year, due to upcoming station renovations.

Dutch infrastructure secretary Vivianne Heijnen has warned that no Eurostar trains will be able to run to or from Amsterdam Centraal from June 2024 until as late as May 2025. During this time, there will be no direct cross-channel rail services to Amsterdam.

The renovation work on the Dutch capital’s main railway station will reduce the space available for carrying out post-Brexit security checks.

This would mean that the four daily services that run from Amsterdam to London would not be able to carry out post-Brexit security checks.

Plans to temporarily relocate security facilities have not worked out.

The works at Amsterdam Centraal are set to improve comfort, safety, and connectivity for passengers, 

Alternatives Travel Routes Between Amsterdam and London

In the absence of a direct Eurostar service between Amsterdam and London, it is likely that passengers will rely on flights to make the trip. Passengers can connect with Eurostar and other cross-country train services in Paris or Brussels. 

Amsterdam Centraal can currently process up to 250 passengers per train for Eurostar’s service to London.

The Eurostar could still run to Rotterdam however, this station has a lower capacity of 160, which makes it not a viable alternative. Check out Rail Europe for travelling around Europe for alternatives.

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