Amsterdam Eurostar

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  1. Peter Mugridge

    Peter Mugridge Established Member

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    I think he means the ones in the middle of the ceiling on the 374s which spend about 90% of their time broadcasting adverts and similar for Eurostar?
     
  2. tasky

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    It's totally ridiculous, why would we need to watch adverts for Eurostar when we're already on one? Marketing departments are the scourge of humanity
     
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    Long ago, I came to the conclusion that many people here will never be happy with Eurostar, whatever they do.

    Anyone who thinks marketing departments are the "scourge of humanity" doesn't follow the news.
     
  4. Bungle965

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    In all honestly I barely notice the screens.
    I do like the way that they present the saftey information on them though with the characters.
    Sam
     
  5. tasky

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    I like Eurostar! And I'm more positive about the e320s than most. But using the screens for adverts about 75% of the time is extremely silly and serves no purpose
     
  6. yorkie

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    Can we please stick to the topic of Amsterdam Eurostar.

    If anyone wishes to discuss any other aspect of the service, you are more than welcome to create a new thread :)
     
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    One slight problem doing this is you'll have to buy a single back from Brussels which will be more expensive than it would be as part of a Brussels "return". Eurostar offer a saving on returns.
     
  8. JonasB

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    Does anyone know when we might see direct trains Amsterdam-London?
     
  9. 404250

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    Not before Brexit is completed (or confirmed cancelled).
     
  10. AlexNL

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    Not expected until mid 2020, at the earliest. Brexit could still throw a spanner in the works, too.
     
  11. DavidGrain

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    That needs a bilateral treaty between the British and Dutch governments and nobody is likely to want to do that at the moment. I can't see it being a priority for Liam Fox the Secretary of State for International Trade for a long time.
     
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    Probably before a Eurostar is ever seen north of the M25. If you see the set up of KLM regional services, then the only people interested in such a service will be enthusiasts and passengers who are adverse to flying or can’t. Then there is the politics of Brexit.
     
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    Took the 17:16 St Pancras to Amsterdam last night. Pulled up short of Rotterdam as we had a broken down train in front of us. After a 20 minute delay our train went all the way back to Antwerp to take an alternative line to Amsterdam. Arrived around 2 Hours late in Amsterdam (00:10 instead of 22:12 arrival). I don't know who was more cheesed off - me or the people next to me who were going to Rotterdam - they were so close that they were waiting at the door to de-train when we stopped. I'm pretty sure I can claim Delay Repay for the journey but haven't checked my emails yet.

    The guy next to me was going to Breda to meet a friend who was picking him up - so could have got off at Antwerp as Breda is almost the same distance from Rotterdam as it is from Antwerp but we were told the doors wouldn't be opened at Antwerp. Another frustrated customer - I assume the doors weren't opened for some reason but can't think why - we were stopped for a while at Antwerp too.
     
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    The service never calls at Antwerp does it? Strange choice given it's such a large city. I suppose because it has good connections from Brussels?
     
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    I checked the Dutch train logs (which only contains the part of the train in The Netherlands), but I can't find a broken down train just before Rotterdam. The only things I can find is that the Eurostar train you were actually in (9150) needed a reboot because the train lost the connection with the RBC, which took 20 minutes. The train status further shows that it was delayed before reaching The Netherlands, so my guess is that you were still in Belgium when it happened. Otherwise you wouldn't need to reverse to Antwerp at all: reversing just to Breda (which is, assuming you were still on the High Speed Line, about 10 minutes away) would have been a much better option.
     

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