[sclug] OT: convert rail tracks to tarmac for private coach network which saves billions and provides a better service!

John Stumbles sclug at yaph.org.uk
Thu Sep 10 21:56:02 UTC 2009

Tom Carbert-Allen wrote:
> having brought this up last night in the pub and been met by an amount 
> of dis-belief I thought it might be fun to continue this debate in a 
> more sober fashion.
> the site which provides all the facts and figures the rail lobby doesn't 
> want you to see is here:
> http://www.transport-watch.co.uk/sitemap.htm
> read it, then post back your thoughts on this dramatic but very 
> worthwhile proposal.

No-one seems to have addressed the issue of: if we convert all the 
nation's rail-tracks to passenger coach roads, what happens to the 
1000-tonne freight trains that regularly rumble almost-unnoticed across 
the land. Put a fraction of that lot on tarmac and you'll spend most of 
your time patching up the road.

John Stumbles                                       http://yaph.org.uk

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