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Feb27-12, 02:41 PM
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Quote Quote by Ryan_m_b View Post
... trains may fade. If driver error can be removed from the equation, need for a driving license and all cars can drive at high speeds in formation then trains might not be able to compete with motorways.
Rail already cannot compete with road. If you have any doubt, go stand next to a railway and next to a motorway, and let me know which one represents more efficient utilisation*.... and that's with 'stupid' drivers at the wheels, when computer controlled traffic could theoretically make yet higher utilisation of the roads.

*This is not even dealing with the ridiculous 'serial' nature of rail - if something breaks down on the track, the whole route is done for. Rail is an anachronistic 17th century technology.