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Action urged to boost "sustainable" railways

Transport experts have urged new efforts to promote rail transport at a conference held in Eskilstuna, Sweden, organised by the Organisation for economic cooperation and development (OECD) and International union of railways (UIC). The benefits of rail are currently not properly assessed, reads a conference statement, while "road does not pay its way". Part of the solution, it says, would be to introduce a distance and performance-related kilometre charge for heavy goods vehicles. See conference brochure and statement.

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