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Rail travel: more significant than some believe

Norman Bradbury, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4
29 April 2016
 

Oh dear, here we go again. Paul Withrington makes his usual sweeping claims that require correction and clarification (‘Rational decision-making in the Northern Powerhouse? Sadly not.’ LTT 15 Apr). He says Mode B (roads) “carry 98% of the region’s passenger journeys and yield taxes far in excess of expenditure)”.

Well yes, it might be 98% of passenger journeys if you include short trips to the local shops to buy a newspaper for example and total tax revenue might...

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