The number of passengers travelling on the Thalys high speed train service between Amsterdam and Brussels rose by 14% in 2017, while there was a 6% increase in those travelling between Amsterdam and Paris, online news service Nu.nl said on Monday.
Last year was the first ever in which Thalys revenues topped the €500m mark, company CEO Agnès Ogier said. The rail carrier transported a total of 7.2 million passengers in 2017, an increase of 11% over the previous year. Turnover reached €509m.
Thalys operates in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands and will soon face more competition from Eurostar, when it starts operating direct train services to Amsterdam.
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