Are electric trains the best way for human transportation? And/Or why is it better than cars?

Question by YellowJeans: Are electric trains the best way for human transportation? And/Or why is it better than cars?
Please help. Thank you.

Best answer:

Answer by zzonyx
We’d first have to define “the best”. However, here are several certainties:
– trains consume much less energy per passenger than cars;
– trains have a much smaller CO2 footprint;
– trains need less space per passenger;
– train mile is cheaper than car mile per passenger.
On the other hand, trains can’t beat cars for flexibility and appeal. In a well-organized society there is ample space for both as they are complementary to each other.

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