Letter: Train or car

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NICK BROWN, managing director of Midland Mainline, thinks it is not unreasonable to charge more for people who wish for spontaneity or flexibility in rail travel (letter, 27 February). At a time when it is generally accepted that we need to curb car use, I feel he is missing the point. The great virtue of the car is that it does allow for a large degree of flexibility. By hiking up the price of turn-up-and -go tickets, Midland Mainline is not likely to persuade the average motorist to give up their car in favour of rail travel.

DANIEL JOHNSON

London W1

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