Saturday, 22 November 2008

Train crazy


This makes no sense to me.


If we're are trying to encourage people to stop using cars and start using public transport, shouldn't we be cutting the costs of doing so?

A 6% rise in rail fares from January would certainly make me think again about using the train, especially since petrol prices are making their way back down.

As a student (with limited income) more often than not I take the cheapest option I can. Around Edinburgh I get the bus. When I'm through in Stirling I occasionally drive - or get the bus direct to the campus. There was a time when, travelling north to visit relatives I took the train. But now - especially when credit is a-crunching (the thirteenth day of Christmas...) I simply can't afford the outlay.

Economically and environmentally, this is a daft move.

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