The solution to congested railways? Turn train tracks into high-traffic 'busways' [Independent]

Date: 03/02/2015

Catching the coach rather than taking the train could help solve the UK’s commuter gridlock, under radical plans to rip up rail lines and use the land for express “busways”. Creating a network of high-speed bus and coach road would save the country billions of pounds and cut fares for passengers, according to a new report released today. [From Mark Bartlett]

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Think tank wants to convert some railways into special coach-only roads

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