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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:57 AM
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Spain: Train fares cut to save energy
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 10:10 AM by marmar



Train fares cut to save energy
13 April 2011

SPAIN: Under a national energy-saving plan approved by the cabinet last month, fares on RENFE suburban and medium-distance services are to be cut by 5% to encourage greater use of public transport.

The Ministry of Development expects this to result in 22 million fewer car journeys into major cities over four months.

Along with a package of measures including a reduction in the motorway speed limit from 120 to 110 km/h, the plan aims to save 286 million barrels of oil and 23bn a year, cutting annual CO2 emissions by 125 million tonnes.


http://www.railwaygazette.com/nc/news/single-view/view/...




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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:59 AM
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1. No, no, no....
they are supposed to cut funding to these wasteful projects so oil companies can trickle their profits to all us without jobs.

They just don't get it. :/

:sarcasm:
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:00 AM
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2. In this country . . .
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 10:22 AM by Brigid
we don't even have trains in most areas. Too socialist. :eyes:
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:02 AM
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4. At this point, I'd even settle for a no-bid contract for a private company to run them!
At least give us some way to get around that doesn't involve airports.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:07 AM
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5. Yep. One of the greatest capitalistic* endeavors in this country's history is too socialist.
*Lot's of the bad type of capitalism involved but that makes it even more capitalismiscious!
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:01 AM
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3. Their public transport was already pretty cheap in comparison to ours. !
Even when you covert the euros over to usd.
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