The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, in the UK, is urging a substantial shift to using rail as the major form of transport in the UK.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) says changes are needed to government policies on transport pricing, energy and town planning. A train journey can produce about one tenth of the carbon emissions generated if the same trip is made by air. The report’s authors say substantial investment in the railways is needed.
As with anything from the UK and railways, we will have to wait a long time to see.