Petition begins for high-speed train from Amsterdam to Berlin
A petition has begun in order to request a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Berlin. So far the Netherlands has (almost) achieved fast transportation time to London and also has fast trains to Paris. However, one commuter thinks that another capital city is missing – Berlin.
Currently, the travel time to Berlin is 6 hours and 22 minutes and that’s a direct train!
It doesn’t come cheap either, unless you book well in advance you’re paying almost €100 per way, eeek.
As spoken about in our last article about revolutionising trains in regards to journey’s to London, it seems that they have a long way to go to compete with planes. After all, that is the plans of companies like NS – to be competitive with budget airlines. Affordability and reliability is key here, and faster journey’s need to be provided in order to be a part of a growing market. Not only that, but if we are wanting to cut on emissions, a train, rather than a plane is a much better way to travel. This is also the basis of this petition and similar arguments have been put forward.
High-speed train from Amsterdam to Berlin: is it achievable?
We hope so, but apparently, Germany and the Netherlands use different forms of electricity, so it may be a difficult task. Discussions are being had on improving these services, but we will see if anything substantial will come of this.
So far 6,600 people have signed the petition, almost reaching the goal of 7,000. So, who knows, this may get the ball rolling for some new train plans. If you’re interested in signing the petition, click here.
It will give every single one of us another train service to moan about, lets be honest. We all love moaning about them. 😉
What are your hopes for revolutionising trains over here in NL? Do you think we should be going less plane and more train? Will we ever see a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Berlin?
A familiar face at DutchRevew. Emma arrived in Holland in 2016 for a few weeks, fell in love with the place and never left. Here she rekindled her love of writing and travelling. Now you'll find her eating stroopwafels in the DutchReview office since 2017.