Letter: Rail by road

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The Independent Online
Sir: The still nationalised British Rail accepted several years ago that its enormous consumption of diesel fuel would be much less expensive if delivered by road tankers, rather than by its own rail system.

As long as this ridiculous situation is allowed to prevail, Britain's roads will continue to be choked by HGVs. It must make both economic and ecological sense for the rail network to be the main freight distributor, with road transport taking over for the link from the rail-head to the final destination.