First direct Eurostar from Amsterdam to London welcomed by Dutch Ambassador in UK

The first direct Eurostar service from Amsterdam to London - without additional security checks in Brussels - arrived at St Pancras International railway station on 4 February. It was welcomed by the British Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps and the Dutch Ambassador to the UK, Simon Smits.

First direct Eurostar service from Amsterdam to London

First direct Eurostar service from Amsterdam to London, 4 February 2020

Soon these fast, uninterrupted journeys are going to be available on a daily basis, bringing travellers from the city centre of Amsterdam or Rotterdam to the city centre of London in less than 4 hours. Ambassasor Smits stated that this will bring our two countries even closer as North Sea Neighbours.

The trajectory in the other direction, from London to Amsterdam, has already been direct - without additional security checks in Brussels - since April 2018.