Take the train

By D. ECKERSLEY Globe and Mail, Letters to the Editor Saturday, July 12, 2003

Hamilton, Ont. -- I've been reading with interest the writings on transportation this week: the article on high-speed rail (Time To Get On Board -- July 8) and the subsequent rebuttals from the pro-road and pro-plane camps (A Road To The Future -- July 9; Don't Let That Train Leave The Station -- July 10).

The two gentlemen arguing against the case for rail travel made some rather strange points. The highway advocate claimed that greater road capacities reduce greenhouse gases. The airplane advocate then tried to top that by stating that passenger rail is somehow more polluting than highway travel.

My mind was made up on this issue last week when it got hard to breathe, the air turned brown and the smog warning number soared.

More trains, please.


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