Letter: Not the last night train to Milan

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Sir: John Mills (letter, 5 April) can still go to Italy in style. There are now two equivalents of the old night train to Milan. Leave Waterloo at 5.15pm, cross to Paris and dine there. Arrive at 8.45am. Or leave Waterloo at 2.27pm, change in Brussels, and arrive at 7.10am (the sleepers go on to Venice at weekends).

Any branch of Thomas Cook sells the timetable: any large British railway station sells the tickets and books the berths. The problem has been that most travel agents don't book on trains, but things are better now that Eurotunnel and British Rail International accept credit card bookings.

Ben Haines

London SE4