I read with interest the correspondence concerning the recently introduced coach lane on the M4 and I have come up with what I believe is a revolutionary idea to try and solve the problem and quash the criticism.
It occurs to me that now a dedicated lane for coaches has been created, it might be an idea to join them together and call them coach train. That would mean you had a continuous line of coaches that would possibly cause even more congestion.
My idea is to take that congestion away from the M4 and put them onto something like dedicated iron tracks that could run fairly close to the motorway or maybe above the motorway, or possibly in a slightly different area to take the noise away from the motorway. You could then have a coach train route directly into London.
If this idea was a success you could develop the principle of using this twin rail system to support the coaches and possibly create a network throughout the whole of the country.
I am sure with the English entrepreneurial spirit there must be someone out there who is interested in developing this principle.
Alan Stone, (G) Preston, Cirencester, GL7 5 PR