- Jul 2015
The studies aren't the problem, the eventual practice is. I have yet to see a government sponsored infrastructure project of such scale (and railways aren't small) which doesn't run into huge budget overruns and delays. On top of that the studies are usually too positive with regards to the eventual benefits.It isn't a case of the majority agreeing, it needs to be demonstrable. Governments meed to do comparative studies to prove it.
That being said, rail (both passengers and freight) should be much more on the forefront in government plans.
If you can find me useful politicians I am all ears.But like all the useless politicians in this country, they will only look at the bottom line.