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‘Ban some domestic flights and make train the cheaper option’

Rail

18 October 2021
Norman Baker travels in comfort on his train journey from 
London Euston to Glasgow
Norman Baker travels in comfort on his train journey from London Euston to Glasgow
Paul Tuohy queues to board his flight from London Luton Airport to Glasgow Airport
Paul Tuohy queues to board his flight from London Luton Airport to Glasgow Airport

 

Some domestic flights in the UK should be banned and more should be done to promote rail to help tackle climate change, says Campaign for Better Transport.

There should be a curb on the number of domestic flights, with a ban on certain routes and the equivalent train journey made cheaper, along with mandatory emissions labelling on airplane tickets, the transport charity has proposed. 

The plan would mean an end to flights between Manchester and London, London and Edinburgh, and Birmingham...

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