I would love to use public transport however I've justed check out some options...
I've moving to Cornwall and would like to use public transport back to my companies office in the midlands...perhaps once a month
The train comes in at £180 for a return and the time taken is over 6-8 hours with 3 changes
By Air is cheaper at around £80 return but I can only fly to Manchester but even so takes nearly 4 hours in total
and coach is the cheapest but takes nearly 10 hours
I then ask, why do we use our cars so much and the answer is that its cheaper, I can go when I want, usually it is cleaner and I dont get mugged (or hopefully dont) and it take only 4.5 hours.
I;ve even checked out other destinations other than from Cornwal and the prices are terrible....I can see why people live in Europe and commute to the UK, far cheaper than commuting around the UK
I have 1 stop, £80 in fuel and a journey time of 4.5 hours - public transport has a long way to go to beat that i'm afraid - even with motorway closures it still comes in better for my pocket.
Those in favour of public transport as the cleaner greener way please take note, I want to use greener ways to get from a to b, but if what I hear in the press and this senario is anything to go by then sorry but the CAR wins hands down