Letter: A revolution in rail travel

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Sir: Christian Wolmar is right to point out the way Eurostar services through the Channel Tunnel are revolutionising journey opportunities for rail passengers travelling further afield ("London to Bordeaux in seven hours", 27 March).

Last month, I returned from a week in Italy by catching the 9.05am train from Milan. By changing at Lausanne and again in Paris, I was at Waterloo International by 8.15pm. En route, I enjoyed a spectacular journey taking in Lake Maggiore, the Swiss Alps and Lake Geneva, not to mention two rather good train meals.

Not so long ago, it took practically all day to travel from Paris to London by rail and sea.

Michael Patterson

Central Rail Users'

Consultative Committee

London EC2

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