Restructuring The Railway Industry

Glover, John
January 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p39
Trade Publication
Railways offer the ability to transport large volumes of passengers and freight, at speed and with a level of safety unequalled by other land transport modes. Given advanced signalling and safety installations, railways also offer a very high carrying capacity. The principal railway businesses are those using the secondary passenger network and branches. The railway allows the separation of economic activities, including home from work for passengers and production from consumption for freight. It has environmental benefits including the minimum possible disruption ti people's lives and little consumption of non-renewable resources.


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