Letter: Cars, trams and trolleybuses

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Letter: Cars, trams and trolleybuses

Sir: Stephen Cromie (letter, 18 August) perpetuates the myth that "motorists" are on the road by choice, and have an option to use public transport.

For most motorists on the M25, for example, there is no practical public transport option, because the rail infrastructure in and around London is designed to carry people to and from the centre, not from suburb to suburb. Since many businesses have moved out from the centre to these very suburbs, their staffs have to commute from suburb to suburb.

Instead of widening the M25, expenditure on a parallel "ring rail" connecting the outer London suburbs, the radial rail services and Heathrow would be far more beneficial.


Uxbridge, Middlesex