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Traveling by car is not as cheap as you would think

Whilst in your particular case using the car to convey a lawnmower from London to Birmingham was no doubt the most sensible option, I suggest you have grabbed the wrong end of the stick with regards to relative costs of road and rail travel (Comment last week).

Perhaps a comparative study of the carbon input of the two modes of transport, when used by an ordinary foot passenger with a reasonable amount of luggage and a similar breakdown of in whose pockets our outrageous rail fares end up might change your mind.

PETER TATLOW (M), Seabray, West Road, Milford-on-Sea, Lymington, SO41 0NZ

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