travel to corners of the land I have always intended to be on a train with. Buses? nah.
Anyway, before this degrades any farther.
While you can always find new innovative ways to stack cargo there's only so many people you can reasonably (India excluded) pack on to one line of traffic and only so much traffic you can put on that line before time restraints make it ineffective. Not unlike a congested highway, you simply reach the capacity of the infrastructure. Only that system of transit just takes you so far and relies heavily on there being other forms of transit infrastructure available. Buses, paths, streets, taxis, trams/trolleys and/or Uber drivers are still needed. That means it's not always the most practical for national travel. Excellent for urban travel in larger cities perhaps. But not necessarily the end solution for vast distances.
The logic of four track is the same as for a motorway/highway, you don't only have higher capacity, you can have fast and slow lanes, trains on the inner tracks stop at the station, the trains on the outer tracks whizz by.
but what a shame even that a small nation like mine can put you to shame on railways.
Wouldn't the Precautionary Principle demand that rail lines be "plowed" under? They're too dangerous...
Those glass walls with doors are present in some Paris metro stations too. They are creepy. Creepy because suiciders are motivated to become more inventive now.
One recurring theme in Euro rails seems to be they are State owned.
CSX, for example, is the class I railway that operates in this region. They operate their lines mostly with impunity in the region too.
I offer as an example of how rail companies think here. Rather than sacrificing profits to be harmonious they often take an approach that benefits their bottom line and not the communities they serve. Meaning while passenger travel could make economic sense for the State/region/whatev there's no foreseeable profit feasibility for the rail companies as they exist. Only liability.
the UK[...] they're not.
And in any case the US government owns all of Amtrak's preferred stock, meaning they basically get all of the votes.
But even so I suppose there might be something slightly less cutthroat about continental European capitalism compared to Anglo-Saxon (i.e. UK and US) type capitalism.
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