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Ground effect aircraft can have twice the fuel efficiency for short hops, where jets waste a lot of fuel climbing to cruising altitude and descending again.

And of course they've been made as flying boats, so a dockside terminus station in Liverpool and Dublin would give central city stations on both sides.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Dec 18th, 2009 at 06:50:24 PM EST
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