Call for Swiss/UK train link

St Pancras International

A national parliamentarian is calling for a new train service running from Switzerland to London.

Matthias Aebischer says the government should liaise with French and British authorities to examine the feasibility. 

He says a direct train running from Basel should be possible and take around 5 and a half hours. He points out the lines are already in place. 
Plane routes between Switzerland and the UK are some of the busiest in the country.

He says such a route would be attractive as it will generate fewer CO2 emissions and it will take passengers straight into the centre of London. 

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