Letter: Train beats car

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The Independent Online
Sir: For some twenty-five years as commuter I have driven the 20 miles to central London and each year the queues get longer and the serious incidents more regular and it becomes necessary to leave that few minutes earlier to avoid this distance taking up to an hour and a half.

Until now. I have discovered the train, a fast and efficient chariot galloping across the countryside and trotting through the suburbs to decant me within the Square Mile unflustered and content.

The only drawback is the expense. Even against my thirsty limousine, it is more than twice the cost. There must be a case for the Government to subsidise public transport, to help the environment and massage our tempers.

F Wilson

Broxbourne, Hertfordshire