Elsewhere in the world, railways are being recognised as a safe, efficient, environmentally-friendly and convenient mode of transport for short and medium length journeys; they are being supported financially and are incorporated in the strategic plans for public transport of governments for the development and well-being of their countries.
Of course, we need to be rid of old fashioned trade union attitudes, just as we need to be rid of incompetent management. But our overriding priority must be long term national transport, environment and technology policies, of which, sadly, there is no sign at the moment.
RODERICK A. SMITH
Chairman, Advanced Railway Research Centre
University of Sheffield
16 AugustReuse content