Travel times to be cut between UK and both Cologne and Frankfurt
Germany’s newly built ICE 3 high-speed trains will be a common sight in London from 2013. The German rail operater Deutsche Bahn confirmed this week that it would launch services through the Channel Tunnel within two years. The first ICE train arrived at London’s St Pancras Station last October as part of a series of safety tests. Services will eventually link the UK capital with Cologne and Frankfurt, but initially the operator will connect London St Pancras International and Brussels, then Amsterdam via Rotterdam.
As a result, the travel time between London and both Cologne and Amsterdam will be cut to under four hours and between London and Frankfurt to five hours.
The Daily Telegraph