Wrong route

DOES the public realise that in the Tier 3 railway line area if no trains are running it will take 16,383 truckloads to move an average crop of 900,000 tonnes of wheat to rail heads?

Then, of course, another 16,383 for the return journey; that is 32,766 truck movements.

Considering that most roads are not capable of carrying this heavy load of traffic and the danger to other road uses will be extreme, it is going to cost the State a lot of money through accidents and the possible loss of life.

Is it common sense to close a railway line that is quite capable of carrying all this grain to market?

On top of this, the farming community will be burdened with increased transport costs and higher shire rates for the upkeep of the roads travelled on by these trucks.

MARYE LOUISE DANIELS,

Kewdale