Is This a New Golden Age for Train Travel?
Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 10.22.09 | 3:43 PM ET
Tony Naylor doesn’t think so. In this piece in the Guardian, he argues that rail travel isn’t the comfortable, scenic, low-carbon alternative to to air travel that it’s cracked up to be. Here’s a taste:
Four years ago, I decided to limit the number of times I would fly each year to one transatlantic flight, or two within Europe… The idea of the train as a far more authentic and civilised—not to mention non-lethal—mode of travel was seductive.
The reality, however, is more complex. You see more of the world, for sure, but that is a mixed blessing.
The Man in Seat 61 responds here.