The Italian government has given the green light to a new high-speed rail that would cut the train journey between London and Italy to just 6 hours.
But in a statement Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte committed to completing the project, ruling that it would cost too much to scrap.
After the new line is complete the Paris-Milan journey will be cut to 4 hours. A direct service through the channel tunnel from London would take around 6 hours.
But any company that decided to run such a service would have to wrestle with passport control and security regulations, which apply to trains from UK. With a completion date of 2030 for the new line, planning of any service is far off.