alex at tweedly.net
Fri Feb 25 06:50:45 EST 2005
Robert Brenstein wrote:
> London is one of the notoriously cheap flight destinations from many
> places around Europe. But taking a train from London to Highlands can
> be an adventure. Not sure about the costs. Flying up north is more
> costly, though, if I recall. But may be RR could strike a deal with
> some smaller carrier.
Getting to Edinburgh isn't as bad as it used to be - we have Easyjet
from Edinburgh to 8 or so locations (including London), and from GLA
(Glasgow) to about the same number (probably the same ones :-). Not
quite so convenient but still doable is Glasgow Prestwick via Ryanair to
17 continental cities.
The train can be interesting - definitely the civilised way to do it,
but unfortunately can be expensive.
Yes - there is the safety record to consider.
I think British trains are only about 8 times as safe as driving
(accidents per passenger mile). :-)
Alex Tweedly http://www.tweedly.net
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