SIR - Speaking as a regular user of public transport-both local buses and trains-I believe the deregulation of buses and the privatisation of train services, both by previous Conservative governments, was NOT ultimately advantageous to either the bus or train user.

Thus, it was heartening to read in the T&A recently that discussions are going on into the possibility of West Yorkshire local bus services being taken back under public control through franchising. Many users believe that, currently, profit is seen to triumph disproportionately over service and we want to see that change.

David Hornsby, West View Avenue, Wrose