- 19 Feb 2015
- Reaction score
- North Cumbria
Exactly, goes to show that they were not forward thinking when laying out their infrastructure. There is a cardboard producer up here that has dozens of lorry loads of logs delivered a day from Scotland, yet they can see the railway from the factory. These lorries travel through small towns and villages causing conjestion and pollution yet there is no willpower to change, sound familiar.how many amazon depots are anywhere near a rail line?
A perfect example, to much effort required so lets not bother. This is why global climate change is a given, we waste money building HS2 but not to make a real change to get heavy diesel lorries of the road, the hardest to make into EV's.Using trains for freight and transferring loads for local delivery is a non-starter. Stations will need a goods yard, materials handling systems, separate vehicles required at each end.
If anyone watched the news this morning about climate change and that the UK has had more sun, more rain and higher temperatures again breaking records and it is now realised we have past the point at which major change will become the norm, plus we probably have about five years in which to stop using all fosil fuels to prevent total chaos then is it not time to stop worrying about it because no one is going to take any real action so lets just get on and enjoy butchering wood or perhaps we need to get together and build woodern homes that float, might be a bit strange in the future using a tablesaw with the thing swaying.