You don’t get a ride if you’re dull and practical

It was refreshing to note Mr Law’s cutting insight into the economics and marketing of a modern transport service (DW 18 April).

If the sexiness of train design in particular offends Mr Law, might I suggest he resorts to personal transport – a four-wheel incarnation of his design brief was embodied in the dull but practical Austin Maxi.

Coincidentally, the Maxi was developed at the same time as the HST 125 – a train that led directly to an increase in passengers through the use of a sexy front- end to create a whole new image for British Rail – exactly what Gatwick aims to do.

Mike Muldoon


Transport Design Group

Leicester LE1 7LT

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