Diesel expansion is wrong way forward for railways, say critics, Professional Engineering, 21 November 2007, p 4]

In UK, a vigorous argument is underway regarding the optimal future for rail propulsion. The government is planning to spend £1 billion on trialling and adopting a new fleet of diesel trains, basing this proposal partly on the production of biodiesel from plant waste. On the other hand, the National Rail Association of Train Operating Companies claims that there are many reasons why we should aim for electrically-powered trains since this would immunise the railway from future concerns about energy sources.

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