PEOPLE love to be with their families at Christmas, but everywhere you look there are transport problems.

Whether it is rail or road or air, people will struggle to be where they want to be because of roadworks, rail repairs, strikes by pilots.

How has it come to this?

Simple, we have failed to maintain and improve our transport networks, so consequently the infrastructure cannot cope with the heavy usage we put on it.

I also feel sorry for the maintenance workers who have to sacrifice their Christmases to keep the country running.

We were warned that one day our transport services would grind to a halt. Guess what... it's here.

Paddy Maxwell