The Anonymous Widower

Lumo: Why The Latest Edinburgh-London Train Service Could Wean Us Off Planes And Roads

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Conversation.

It is an interesting read and it appears that Lumo’s message is getting through.

November 22, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Basically price wins out over speed is what the article is suggesting and would agree there is a far quicker way of achieving modal shift then spending vast amounts of cash on HS2 by just keeping fares down.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | November 22, 2021 | Reply

  2. And the message might get through more were it not for the fact that taxes make up 40% of the cost of traction electricity for rail, while aviation fuel is exempt from duty.

    Comment by fammorris | November 24, 2021 | Reply

  3. That anomaly can’t last much longer.

    When I used to fly my Cessna to Europe, fuel was tax-free and I questioned it at the time. But it appears it could be an international agreement.
    Here’s what Wikipedia says.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviation_taxation_and_subsidies

    Comment by AnonW | November 24, 2021 | Reply


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