Chiltern Railways is again becoming something of a victim of its own success. Travelling on a morning trip from The Hawthorns to
It's good to see so much more use of trains generally these days. I'm aware that I seem to have been using them much more lately, not just to and from
But despite all this, rail still has much to commend it. Certainly, I prefer to relax, read, write and watch the changing panorama from a train than to slog up and down the M40 or M6 in the car, which is the ultimate alternative. If there's a station near when I'm going and if there's a train when I want it (two big “ifs”, those!) then as long as the price is roughly comparable (another big consideration) then I'll take it.