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Take the train to London – and save the planet

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Eurostar plants a tree for every service that it operates across its routes.
Eurostar plants a tree for every service that it operates across its routes.

LONDON - For travel agents with clients heading to Europe a new direct Eurostar service linking Amsterdam with London  will launch on April 30. A direct Rotterdam-London service will follow on May 18.

Eurostar offers the most sustainable choice for short-haul European travel, with a journey between London and Amsterdam resulting in 80% less carbon per passenger than the equivalent flight.

The return journey currently connects through Brussels for passport and security screening, a temporary measure.

Eurostar said last week the new connection would offer “hassle-free travel between these iconic European cities and a compelling reason for travellers to switch from plane to train”.

There are currently three outbound services a day from the UK to the Netherlands. The direct inbound journey from Amsterdam to London will start with two services with plans to add further services down the track.

The company said, “Eurostar offers the most sustainable choice for short-haul European travel, with a journey between London and Amsterdam resulting in 80% less carbon per passenger than the equivalent flight.

“By choosing Eurostar, customers are also actively supporting the reforestation of woodland in Europe with a tree planted for every service that it operates across its routes.”

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