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 KCSE Geography Paper 2 Revision Questions and Answers Set 1

Explain four advantages of rail transport over road transport.

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-Railways are more reliable and efficient because they follow fixed time schedules unlike roads which have
no fixed timetable.
- Railways can be used to move heavy and bulky goods at low rates over distance compared to roads which
are expensive over short distances.
- Once built, railways do not require frequent relaying unlike
roads which are frequent resurfaced.
- Railways are normally narrow hence economical in terms of landscape used by rails. Roads take a lot of space on some area very wide.
- Railways are less susceptible to traffic jams unlike roads which usually have traffic jams.
- Trains are less prone to accidents than roads