Railway costly

IN response to Anne Alexander’s letter in last week’s Canning Times, which criticised Dr Milos Nedved�s letter from the previous week, Dr Nedved’s letter advocated the building of Roe Highway, Stage 8, to reduce pollution on Leach Highway from the Freeway to Fremantle Port.

My answer to Ms Alexander�s suggestion of a railway is that, even if it was possible to fit in a railway from Kewdale to Fremantle Port, and we could afford it, the need to unload trucks from the eastern states and load them on to railway wagons, and then unload them again at the port would greatly increase the cost of the transportation of goods,

That would have to be recouped by charging a higher price for them.

In addition, if the road was built, all traffic, including light commercial vehicles and private cars, could make use of it, saving more time, and reducing more pollution and congestion on Leach Highway, and offering a quick and easy access to Fiona Stanley and St John of God Murdoch hospitals.