Fred Mulley, Britain's new Minister for Transport Industries, faces conflicting pressures to expand rail investment and cut public spending on transport. With BR's credibility as an alternative to greater use of roads severely damaged by industrial action during the energy crisis, completion of London-Glasgow electrification on May 6 provides Richard Marsh, BRB Chairman, with a fresh opportunity to press home the case for switching investment from road to rail. Richard Hope examines Mr. Mulley's options, and concludes that pressures to solve environmental and social problems through greatly expanded use of rail are now almost irresistable--so long as unproductive use of manpower doesn't push the price too high.

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  • Authors:
    • MARSH, R
    • Mulley, F
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

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  • Accession Number: 00056875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Gazette International
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM