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Cut road tax and we'll reduce our road usage

I agree with your comments about transport in London, reasonably cheap and frequent services (NCE 15 November). But what about the rest of the country?
We keep getting faster services
(relatively speaking, but 10 minutes off a three-hour journey does not make it more attractive) but costs keep on increasing. When I go to meeting in London or want to visit my son in Kent, it costs me a minimum of £130, but more often, more than £200.

I can travel to Kent from Middlesbrough for £50 using my car (more than 60mpg) therefore, until rail costs come down, I will only be using trains when my costs are paid for by someone else.

I enjoy the journey on the train, but my travel seems to be subsidising other rail users in the south of England (north west and Scottish
travellers have the same problem when travelling to London). Its about time train costs were reduced to something like the European average and train company profits and government savings cut.

Ron Watson (M)

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