The authors develop the arguments put forward by the Standing Conference on London and South East Regional Planning against the green paper suggestion of eliminating rail subsidies in the south east on all but London inner suburban services. It is disputed that the majority of commuters can afford to pay more and suggested that they often commute long distances from areas where they have been able to obtain cheap housing. A detailed discussion is given of the importance of commuter railways to the economic activity of London and the effects that any price rises would have particularly in encouraging the trend of decentralization. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    Surrey House, 1 Throwley Way
    Sutton, Surrey SM1 4QQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Smith, J
    • Copsey, D
  • Publication Date: 1976-7-30

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  • Accession Number: 00149010
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1981 12:00AM