Aug
25
2008
0

Why don't we put trucks on trains in Australia?

I randomly¬†came across the following video showing a Texas train carrying truck trailers (pantech, sem-trailers). I wondered why we don’t use a system like this in Australia.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeW5MarQBKw&NR=1[/youtube]

Perhaps it’s due to height restrictions.

Seems like a good way to reduce heavy road traffic, increase fuel efficiency and reduce environmental impact. With such a vast land and just a few major centers, this would make a lot of sense.

I think that rail is way under utilised in Australia.

 

Written by brettg in: Environment,Transport | Tags: ,

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