Moved from London to deepest Wiltshire a while ago. I am just stunned at how much public transport costs. It's nearly £7 return to go to the local town. I know it doesn't sound much, but when you take the car it wouldn't cost anything like that in fuel, parking might just bring it up to the same cost, maybe, but then I don't have the inconvenience of waiting in the cold and wet, of being able to travel when I want to, of not having to sit to some git. When my wife and I go in together, the economics just don't stack up at all. There is simply no comparison. The car wins every time. I think, what brought it home was my plan to go to the Shooting Show at Stoneleigh this Sunday. I thought I would, just for a change not fire up the Land Rover. I'd go a bit green and train and bus it. Feck that for a game of soldiers! Over £50 return on the train, and when I get up there, there are no buses that go to the show ground on a Sunday. So guess what? I'm taking Betsy. She will never burn that much fuel there and back, free parking at the show ground and I can come and go as I please. What incentive is ther to go by public transport these days. Are there any upsides to it? I can see any at the moment bod all the jou yes that I can make by public transport I am disincentivised to do either. Surely it should be so cheap as to make me not want to use the car for these trips.