Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Turning railways into busways?
The Institute of Economic Affairs has published a report Paving over the tracks: a better use of Britain’s railways?, by Paul Withrington and Richard Wellings which outlines how commuters could pay over 40% less for their journeys and more passengers could enjoy the luxury of a seat if the industry was sufficiently liberalised to allow some commuter railways in London to be converted into busways.
Today's Times newspaper (3 February 2015, page 14) covers this news referring to successes in Latin America and Asia, and noting that 'the system' has been adopted on our very own Cambridgeshire Guided Busway.
The Times article can be read here although you may need to be a Times subscriber to gain access.
There's also a leading article Trains, buses and sardines on page 28 of today's Times, viewable here.