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Big news on the London transport front – high speed trains will start departing from London at St Pancras to Germany in 2013.

From TravelMole:

Following a successful test run through the Channel Tunnel to the Eurostar terminal at London St Pancras, German rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) plans to start a full inter-continental service in 2013.

Using Brussels as the connecting point, high-speed srvices will be provided to Rotterdam/Amsterdam and also Cologne/Frankfurt.

The chairman of the DB Management Board, Dr Rutiger Grube, said, “By making full use of the opportunities afforded by the liberalisation of the European rail transport market we are able to offer our customers genuine alternatives to air travel.”

Travel time from Cologne and Amsterdam to London is expected to be under four hours and from Frankfurt just over five hours.

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Very cool!

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Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile who launched Anglotopia.net in 2007 to channel his passion for Britain. Londontopia is its sister publication dedicated to everything London.

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