April 24, 2024

Decision imminent on possible closure of Eurostar’s Amsterdam terminal

A decision will be made in October about whether Eurostar services from London to Amsterdam will still need to be suspended next year.

In June, the rail operator confirmed it was being forced to cancel the route for almost a year from summer 2024 while major work is undertaken on the Dutch capital’s Centraal Station. 

Speaking at the BTA Conference in Antwerp this week, Eurostar’s new CEO Gwendoline Cazenave said the company was working hard with Dutch authorities to find a solution.

She said Swiss railway experts have been commissioned to establish whether works can be carried out without the terminal closing.

“We’re trying to find a way to organise the works differently,” said Cazenave. “It’s not done yet but I am meeting with the Dutch authorities in The Hague next week and we are due to make a collective decision in October.”