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Train times between Germany, Switzerland and Italy

g76beaven
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Dear Madam or Sirs,

Why is it that after 50 years train times have, in spite of, Gotthard and Ceneri base tunnels, little changed between Germany and Italy? I have a "Cooks continental Timetable" from 1973 showing "Rheingold" timing of 7:09hrs between Karlsruhe and Milan. Today the 09:11hrs ECE train takes 6:44hrs and others between 6:24 and 7:30hrs with changes of train.

My wife and I would like to take a holiday in S.Margherita Ligurien once again but, as we are both 76yrs the long journey is now a deterrent.

Yours Geoffrey and Ilona Beaven

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