190 years have passed since 500 crazy adventurers decided to fill up the first railway carriage in history to transport people. The wagon, named Experiment, was part of the first railway line in our history, connecting the English cities of Stockton and Darlington and transporting coal since 1825. When the passengers safely arrived at their destination, they were greeted by 10,000 stunned spectators who reached this city in central England. Five years later, this line was already transporting 200,000 people a year..
how it matters Iain Gately During rush hour, the development of the train sparked a social and labor law revolution with multiple repercussions. Most important: where and how we live. Getting from home to work by public and private transport is our daily bread for the vast majority of the population living in the world’s major metropolitan areas. If the train started the revolution, the car reinforced it. Much has fallen since 1865. That year was also the year in England, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, the Locomotives and Highway Act was enacted, which required a man in front of every mechanical vehicle running on public roads to show the red flag and blow the horn in the Hand warn you of the arrival of the bizarre pot. This could only exceed 6.5 kilometers per hour. But it was the United States that was ahead of the United Kingdom in developing these new devices. In 1871 The state of Wisconsin offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who could build a vehicle This could be maintained for 320 kilometers at a speed of 8 kilometers per hour.
The debate about the future of rail and automobiles and how their investments should be allocated is a topic that will never lose its luster and on which (almost) everyone has an opinion. It influences our work, where we live and our free time. It’s also a debate accelerated by commitments to reduce the impact of CO2, a pollutant in our cities. The green factor is already a decisive factor in the decision to make any investment in transport infrastructure. Decisions that also affect air and sea transport.
The citizens demand, the politicians vote and the administrative budgets, from those of the state to the local ones, decide. Investments in these infrastructures must, in many cases, support territorial oppositions, delays in arbitration and executions, leading to regional grievances and grievances.
Finding a balance and promoting the development of the territory is crucial in any investment. Story of two extremes. A lone car – the one I was driving – plowed through the A-32 highway that connects Bailén to Villanueva del Arzobispo that August afternoon It must be extended to complete the 242 kilometers with Albacete. This summer saw the usual gridlock with half-empty motorways and trunk roads connecting Seville and Cádiz, Barcelona with its coastal and metropolitan areas, and the outskirts of Valencia and other coastal cities. Depopulated Spain versus overburdened Spain. And amidst all this, any measures to improve public road transport and create a fleet of environmentally friendly cars are gaining importance.
More railway investment. This is the general and majority demand in this week’s activist report on the main infrastructure investments to be made by the various autonomous communities. Adding to the ups and downs of Spain’s bet on the high-speed train is the need to promote and create more suburban trains linking metropolitan areas and major city centres. For this it is necessary to solve this Bottlenecks that exist in cities like Barcelona. In some cases, it is also used to improve the speed and quality of regional and medium-distance trains that the AVE network does not pass through. In another area, there are other grandiose bets generated by civil society that are just as necessary: from expanding airports to ports.
Any investment in infrastructure must measure its profitability, both economic and social, through use. The abolition of some token tolls on our highways and the not-distant possibility of introducing new one-way tolls should not undermine reality: in the end, these investments will be paid directly or indirectly. And the cost isn’t exactly cheap.