I am a train convert. I love trains!
I have been getting trains to Edinburgh for school, rather than driving. There were pros and cons for this:
1/2 hr walk from the train station to school (good for diet).
No parking concerns.
I found a train for £9 return (so it's cheaper than the drive)
Sitting on train more relaxing than driving through heavy traffic.
1/2 hr walk from the train to school (long way in bad weather)
Longer commute (from home - 2.5hrs so 1 hr extra each way).
£9 return train requires a long wait after school as it's only on Crosscountry trains.
£9 train not ideal due to Brownies on a Tuesday - any delay on trains would make me late.
Since my cons had a few solutions: I can get a cheap ticket on the way TO school SINGLE, and a less cheap off-peak single home - for less than the peak rate fare. It would then cost £18.00 rather than £19.30. Not a huge difference but I like it.
OR - I can get the cheap ticket TO school and a BUS home - £12.00.
Essentially - I am now public transporting on Tuesdays but still driving on Wednesdays. Today I'm leaving it as late as possible because I really don't want to do the drive.
LOVE the trains!