The recent discussion of multi-modal transport links prompts me to make a simple observation. To improve train use you only need to increase the car park capacity at rail stations.
All station car parks in the south east appear to be full by early to mid morning. Most station car parks are at grade and could easily be made multistorey. Perhaps Transport for London would be better off investing in such long distance park and ride facilities.
These could also be sited at motorway junctions and provide rapid bus links to busy centres, if rail does not serve.
Nick Davies, Nick.Davies@skanska.co.uk