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What are the advantages of using railway transport?

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Advantages of using railway transport include;

  • It's a cheaper means of transporting heavy goods over long distances compared to motor vehicle.
  • Trains are less prone to accidents than motor vehicle.
  • Helps in transportation of bulky and heavy goods since they have large carrying capacity.
  • Railways require less maintenance cost once built unlike roads which develop pot holes.
  • Trains have no congestion /jam since at any particular time only one train is given track
  • Trains can be used in all weather since they use rails unlike moto vehicle which can get stuck in mud when its wet.
  • Trains are reliable /efficient since they follow fixed time schedule which helps travellers to plan for their journey in advance.

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