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[Poll] Which do you prefer? Car or train?

  

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Glassed Silver    940

Heya guys,

which do you prefer?

Train for me :)

Excellent infrastructure here!

Glassed Silver:win

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andrew_f    26

Train for me, in the UK. I can't drive but even if I could I wouldn't want to compared to trains. Only caveat is that it isn't a busy journey.

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Quattrone    19

Car or SUV is the best to experience new places and states cross country. On train, you are just sit there for the whole trip without the opportunity to stop in a particular area of interest.

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Azusa    930

Train but if i move to Germany which i might do before making the jump to Japan car.

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.Neo    1,834

Car or SUV is the best to experience new places and states cross country. On train, you are just sit there for the whole trip without the opportunity to stop in a particular area of interest.

Trains don't stop at stations anymore? :p

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anthdci    215

car because you can get to any destination directly, if I want to travel anywhere by train I have to get the local rail to the nearest city (newcastle) then change to the mainline, then unless I am going to a big city there will be at least one more change over. So whilst a train maybe quicker between two points, overall I find a car quicker. It also means you can carry far much luggage with you in the car.

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Quattrone    19

Trains don't stop at stations anymore? :p

Yes, but not in any place you want, like if you were driving a car.

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p1p3    13

Yes, but not in any place you want, like if you were driving a car.

Is that not why they have an emergency break :)

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Mazhar    55

50/50

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Azusa    930

car because you can get to any destination directly, if I want to travel anywhere by train I have to get the local rail to the nearest city (newcastle) then change to the mainline, then unless I am going to a big city there will be at least one more change over. So whilst a train maybe quicker between two points, overall I find a car quicker. It also means you can carry far much luggage with you in the car.

how far from the station are you?

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ray_finkle    3

Cars do not have a Bar car........

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John S.    359

Car

Most of Rural America doesn't have passenger trains. I've never seen one.

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+Frank B.    7,151

Train.

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anthdci    215

how far from the station are you?

I am not far from Seaburn metro stop. But if I am travelling to Manchester for example for a weekend away. I can either:

carry my bag the 1/2 mile to the metro stop

30mins on the metro (a local light rail service) to Newcastle central station

train depends but I believe most mean you get the train to york, then change to the cross country to manchester (can be stressful)

get off at a Manchester station

taxi / walk / bus to hotel

OR

throw bag into car boot,

drive for 3 - 3.5 hours

arrive at hotel with bags

Car FTW.

EDIT:

then considering prices, a quick search and the cheapest I can get for Manchester return for next Friday returning the following Monday is £50.

I can get 550 miles to £50 of diesel in my car, Manchester is 150 miles from me. So for the same price I can have 250 miles of diesel left in my tank. That example is for a single traveller, it obviously gets even better if there are more..

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Geoffrey B.    1,415

There are no commuter Trains in the area that I live in, this includes subway trains there are only Cabs in our area, there are not even buses. Even the large metro area where We live does not have a subway or any other train system. If you want to take a train anywhere close to where I live you have to go around 100 miles just to get to the train and at this point you should just drive.

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Glassed Silver    940

Lol, yea, the US is a mess train wise...

And people are complaining about Deutsche Bahn (DB)...

Glassed Silver:win

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Ently    81

Streetcar or Subway for me.. as long as its not the freakin' bus. Toronto buses are so crappy with staying on time!

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riceBox    100

Train for heavy-traffic prone roads. Car for everything else.

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GuJu    6

No trains here. Prefer my VW anyway.

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Azusa    930

I am not far from Seaburn metro stop. But if I am travelling to Manchester for example for a weekend away. I can either:

carry my bag the 1/2 mile to the metro stop

30mins on the metro (a local light rail service) to Newcastle central station

train depends but I believe most mean you get the train to york, then change to the cross country to manchester (can be stressful)

get off at a Manchester station

taxi / walk / bus to hotel

OR

throw bag into car boot,

drive for 3 - 3.5 hours

arrive at hotel with bags

Car FTW.

EDIT:

then considering prices, a quick search and the cheapest I can get for Manchester return for next Friday returning the following Monday is ?50.

I can get 550 miles to ?50 of diesel in my car, Manchester is 150 miles from me. So for the same price I can have 250 miles of diesel left in my tank. That example is for a single traveller, it obviously gets even better if there are more..

Do what i do pack light and take the bus.

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Glassed Silver    940

Do what i do pack light and take the bus.

Light is not always an option. :)

Oh and I didn't know about your moving plans...

Elaborate in chat next time, mkay?

Glassed Silver:win

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acnpt    39

Train for major cities. As there is no traffic, parking, and get to relax on the way.

Plus trains tend to be pretty nice, and fairly frequent where I live (every 30mins to London, Bham, and Manchester). Although prices are too high.

Sometimes travel by National Express(Coach) to London, which is far cheaper for early morning journeys (no London peak).

For any smaller towns, or out of town destinations, then car wins.

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Growled    3,880

Car here. We US guys love our cars.

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Andrew Lyle    336

Where I live, you have to travel by train. Other countries, and I find traveling by train the better solution.

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GuJu    6

Car here. We US guys love our cars.

This is how I think it is. We Americans use cars 95% of the time and for Europeans it seems the be the opposite. Maybe 70-80% train.

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