The lunatics, mostly of the left want us to all use trains.
Trains for passenger transport and trains for bulk transport.
Well one of the links in that transport debate is about to be severed. Which will further reduce the amount of freight sent by rail.
Kiwirail says its ship, the Aratere, may be the last such rail-compatible ferry it runs.
The sight of a train rolling onto a ferry has long been a dramatic sight for onlookers, as the train’s heavy weight can cause the ship to move substantially in the water.
But Kiwirail chief executive Peter Reidy said acquiring rail-enabled ferry technology was very expensive. Read more »