David Alison and Daphne Hampson’s reports on a bid to create an Oxford-Cambridge direct ail route remind me of the efforts made by the Milton Keynes Transport User’s Group, of which I was chairman in the 1970s, to bring about a ‘Varsity Line’. This would link the Universities in Cambridge with Cranfield University, the Open University at Milton Keynes, Buckingham University, and the two universities in Oxford. I remember a public meeting we held in Bicester, addressed by Christopher Harvie, but this, like our other endeavours, came to nothing. Good luck with the new attempts!