Letter: Eurostar should fit platforms

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Sir: We used to have a train from Birmingham New Street which was run to connect with the Eurostar at Waterloo. Each morning it would stand practically empty while the "normal" Intercity to Euston filled up to overflowing with grumpy passengers.

Many people travelling to south London expressed interest in using the Waterloo train, but since only Eurostar travellers were allowed on, the service quietly died. Why not reinstate it as an open service? It would not then matter if it did have the wrong kind of pantograph.