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WRITE TO: BUSES, PO Box100, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 1XQ or email james.day@keypublishing.com Please provide your full postal address when writing letters (by email or post) for publication

As I write this, news reports on radio, television and newspapers warn of the dire consequences of the vote by members of the Rail Maritime & Transport (RMT) union to hold what could be the biggest and most damaging strike on the railway network in decades. Their leaders talk of bringing the country to a standstill in a dispute they also suggest could run for months.

The government and rail industry hint at a service limited to main lines for maybe 12hr a day on weekdays only, with freight movement given priority over passengers.

I cannot help thinking that if the strikes take place, surely this could provide express coach operators with their greatest growth opportunity in as many decades.

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