Riding with the Rail Guru

Gillespie, Ed
July 2008
Green Futures;Jul2008, Issue 69, p42
The article features the Seat 61 Web site developed by Mark Smith which offers advice on travel by train and ship. The site also provides links with agents and rail companies and offers information on train services and ticket costs. The author narrates his interview with the man behind the pioneering train travel advice site. In his interview, the webmaster compares rail travelling with airplane riding in terms of total travel cost, time consumption and comfort. Moreover, Smith stresses the need to tax aviation fuel which should be proportionate to carbon intensity to address global warming.


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