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One of many pamphlets pointing out some of the flaws in the Beeching Report. Attention is drawn to the folly of examining the railways in isolation from other forms of transport and ignoring the contribution to the trunk lines' traffic made by the branch lines.

This document was published in 1965 by Great Central Association.

It was written by Prof. E. R. Hondelink.

The original document format was PDF File, and comprised 4 pages.The original document can be found here.

This document was kindly sourced from London School of Economics and is in our Pamphlets collection. It was added to the Archive on 8th January 2005.

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This document is © Great Central Association.

"Dr. Beeching's pronouncement that there is no sensible alternative to his plan must be challenged with the greatest vigour...

The Government's approach to the problem of creating a well-balanced inland transport system has been one-sided. Concentration on railways, which, as a complete unit is under ONE authority, who operates track, vehicle and load, whose accounts exact, up-to-date-accessible and visible to all, easy to analyse...

The Government's approach ignores the identical but more complicated and more serious problems of overall economic road transport deficits."

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