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 Form 2 History and Government online lessons on transport

Disadvantages of railway transport.

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Answer Text:
Disadvantages of railway transport.
(a) It is expensive to construct. The wagons are also expensive to buy and maintain.
(b) Railway transport lacks in flexibility. It can only pass through certain landscapes.
(c) Smoke emitted from the trains lead to environmental pollution.
(d) Railway accidents might be rare but when they happen, they are fatal. This was the case in Kenya in 1998 when 200 people lost their lives.
(e) Railway transport is not self-sufficient.


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