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Eurostar services could stop under 'no-deal' Brexit

Eurostar services could stop under 'no-deal' Brexit

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Eurostar services from Britain to Europe could stop running in the event of a "no-deal" Brexit, it has been revealed. The government has released its latest batch of documents covering the potential effects of such a scenario, covering areas like consumer rights, rail transport, copyright and free trade.On rail transport, the government says it would have to negotiate new arrangements with individual countries to keep trains heading to the continent."Arrangements for cross-border services would be subject to any bilateral arrangements that the UK negotiates with individual EU countries," the technical notice said.Sky News understands work to prepare for such a scenario is already under way, while Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has said he is confident Britain would be able t...
Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route

Eurostar launches London-Amsterdam route

Business
Channel Tunnel train operator Eurostar is launching direct services between London and Amsterdam. Trains will run twice daily from 4 April, with the journey from St Pancras to Amsterdam taking three hours and 41 minutes.But for an initial period, the Eurostar service will only run direct one-way, from London to the Dutch city.Passengers travelling from Amsterdam to London will have to change at Brussels to clear passport controls. You might also like:Eurostar says the connection at Brussels is a temporary measure until the British and Dutch governments reach an agreement to allow passport checks to be conducted on departure in the Netherlands. It says this should be in place by the end of 2019. Analysis: Victoria Fritz, BBC transport correspondentIt's been a long time coming, but finally ...