- May 21, 2001
Oh things can be done so much better with trains. But one key detail is the scale of things. On the map below, the blue blob is Switzerland for comparison. All the trains in Switzerland can't even connect two Canadian cities near the area of discussion (plus all the necessary branches once you reach each city to reach all warehouses).We need only look to Switzerland to see how freight rail can be done right. Warehouses have direct access to rail, and rail services replace tons of trucks there. And to top it off, they've also electrified their freight system.