Conversion of Railways Into Roads

Gibbins, Edward A.
October 2001
Logistics & Transport Focus;Oct2001, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p22
Trade Publication
This article discusses the proposal of British transportation specialists to convert railroads into roads. The first conversion proposal was advanced by Brigadier T.I. Lloyd in 1950 in which we envisaged the following: a reserved total road on the converted railways, with use restricted to vehicles and drivers, and the institution of high professional standards. Civil engineers did not approve the idea, objecting to railway injunctions and the availability of vehicular provision. Opposition forces have argued that poor utilization of roads is caused by speed variation. The government is also looking at the appropriations and expenditures.


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