It’s hard for me to see the advantages of train over truck, but I’m going to try to see if I can convince myself and you why train is better than truck. I guess, when cargoes and humans use train, the road gets free up, and so there will be less traffic for general road usages. Furthermore, train can be more efficient in energy usage since the destination is usually on strict schedule, but trucks can be stopped in heavy traffic and whatnot. Also, each truck would use a lot of gasoline or whatever energy it would use, but one train can string a very long line of train’s cargo and whatnot. With that in mind a train can be a lot more energy efficient. A train can free up road traffic and cut cost, thus by transporting goods through train the train operators can help companies cut cost. When a company got less costs to cover, their products could be cheaper too since the saving could be passed down to their customers.
Two interesting advantages train got over other vehicles for transporting goods and humans are schedule and traffic free. Can this train’s concept be implemented with regular vehicles on roads? Well, I’m not sure how well this concept will translate into reality, but China just unveiled a world’s first virtual train track and vehicles that would be using this technology in central China. Check the video out for more information right after the break. Enjoy!