Monday, November 16, 2009
Convenience of train in UK
I am visiting the University of Kent in Canterbury to see a friend, who is studying there. He suggested that I take the coach, where there is a special promotion. However, the coach schedule did not fit my schedule.
I decided to take British Rail. I was surprised to find the wide choice of train schedules that fit my own travelling schedule. This is the convenience of train service.
People who have more flexible time can take the coach and pay a lower fare (about 30% less). This is the benefit of real competition which offers choice to consumers (i.e. to take the train or bus).
I hope that a similar arrangement can be made in Singapore. Commuters can take the trains between the different towns. Bus services can also provide a choice for commuters to travel from between the town.
Tan Kin Lian