>>1294645>Most people would prefer a car over a train.
You're only thinking in terms of what makes a train attractive, what about how many facilities are created for cars? What if you have no free parking in the city because why the fuck should you give away urban space for free? What if you don't overbuild the highways and there's lots of traffic, because why the fuck should you waste millions and millions for highways? What if the highways have tolls because why should highways be free to use when the train is not?
Cars are attractive when they're massively subsidized. Same goes for trains, I'll admit that. But if you are going to subsidize a mode of transport, it should be the one accessible to everybody, not one that's only for some.
You prefer a two hour car ride to a 1.5 hour train trip when you have to spend 1 additional hour getting to/from the station.
But what if the car implied spending an additional hour because of far away parking and traffic, plus additional costs for parking and tolls?
Or, if you don't want to go down the road of "hurr making cars impractical on purpose", what if the train instead just took 1 hour instead of 1.5, and it just took you half an hour to get to/from the station because of better public transit?>t. switzerland