Rail bet­ter op­tion

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

They have fi­nally de­cided where the ex­press­way will go. The mayor says that’s great be­cause when we get it fin­ished we will not have so many trucks go­ing through the town cen­tre. Well, yes, that would be a big im­prove­ment. But we could do that with rail and save the en­vi­ron­ment. It’s a far more ef­fi­cient form of trans­port. Just think how many con­tain­ers can be hauled by just one rail en­gine, com­pared with how many a truck can take.

It is ob­vi­ous that from an en­vi­ron­men­tal point of view, rail is a far more ef­fi­cient form of trans­port. And in this day and age of cli­mate change, why are we still build­ing roads and en­cour­ag­ing more and more con­sump­tion of fuel? When are we ever go­ing to learn?

YVONNE SUM­MERS Levin

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