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TominScotland – Perhaps. But in the intervening period (since DB announced its London plans in 2010) Eurostar has improved its product.

Soon after DB’s announcement, Eurostar invested in a fleet of 900-seat Siemens trainsets (which are still being delivered) and it also announced plans to operate a London-Amsterdam through service (which is expected to start at the end of this year).

DB’s original plan was to have through trains from London to both Amsterdam and Frankfurt with the trainset being split in Brussels (with half continuing to Amsterdam and the other half proceeding to Frankfurt).

Finally there has been the growth of LCCs (low-cost airlines) and from later this year Ryanair will be flying from Frankfurt (the main airport and not Hahn) to the UK.

Ryanair poised for major Frankfurt expansion

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