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Old 19th September 2017, 05:36   #46
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Thalys is the main operator of cross-boarder services between France and Germany; look to the ownership, and that of Eurostar. Competitive services unlikely, and would be in name only.

For a direct service between London and German cities to get off the ground, it would most likely need to be set in motion by a third part such as from Austria, or Italy. Only then would I expect to see any motivation from euroStar.
I noticed this link a while back

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ne...German-cities/

You can change at Brussels. I would ever have thought Euro star would go to Amsterdam and 20 odd years later it will. I reckon they will eventually find some direct service to Germany as there is a demand for trains especially in the UK with the new high speed line planned.
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Old 19th September 2017, 14:47   #47
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Thalys is the main operator of cross-boarder services between France and Germany; look to the ownership, and that of Eurostar. Competitive services unlikely, and would be in name only.

For a direct service between London and German cities to get off the ground, it would most likely need to be set in motion by a third part such as from Austria, or Italy. Only then would I expect to see any motivation from euroStar.
Thalys are also one of the main operators from Brussels to Amsterdam yet Eurostar are going to start services
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Thalys are also one of the main operators from Brussels to Amsterdam yet Eurostar are going to start services
Yes, to fill service gaps.
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