Monday, June 21, 2004

Help the environment - get in the car

Engineers at Lancaster University claim that their research shows that intercity trains are less fuel efficient than cars.
Assuming the continuing dominance of fossil fuel-based electricity, the study indicates that suitable French-style rolling-stock would require twice as much fuel per seat as a Volkswagen Passat, and more than a short-haul aircraft.
Can we start paving those rail lines now please?