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It is a pity Antony Oliver did not enhance his pro-French stance with some railway usage in Paris and elsewhere during his French travels.

The Paris RER (Crossrail equivalent) system originated in 1977 and boasts ve lines, while the newer 300km/h national TGV network extends to over 1,200km. Many trains on both systems use doubledecker rolling stock exploiting the more generous continental loading gauge.

If he had included the Millau viaduct on his itinerary, apart from being able to admire this colossus from so many vantage points, he would have been impressed by the enormous interest in this structure.

There's a dedicated bus service from Millau itself to the north end visitor centre where a new car park is accessible from the motorway and to the south a similar facility exists for local road users.

As I returned, trundling through south London on Eurostar, I reected that, soon, the UK will manage 160km of new high speed railway - over 25 years after the rst French line was opened.

Jim Bleasdale (M), j.1. bleasdale@zen. co. uk

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