LETTER: Tunnel of love

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From Mr Michael Smithson Sir: In dismissing Eurotunnel's car shuttle service as a "spartan and boring little trip", Christian Wolman (26 December) totally misses the point. The long-awaited public opening of the service means that taking your car across the Channel is no big deal any more.

Last Friday, it took me just an hour and 10 minutes to drive, via the tunnel, from the car park of Mammoth hypermarket in Calais to the M20 in Kent.

The trip was totally hassle-free and nothing the ferries can offer will persuade me to travel any other way in future. The speed and convenience of the tunnel will win every time.

Yours sincerely, MICHAEL SMITHSON Bedford 23 December

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