In a number of countries, some people think it is necessary to spend large sums of money on constructing new railway lines for very fast trains between cities. Other believe the money should be spent on improving existing public transport. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Public transports
as trains, buses and trams are travel alternatives for those who are going to their workplace, studying at schools or looking to go for a vacation. Many consider that building intercity railways for rapid trains are rather
essential though
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essential, though
it involves a massive fund to do so; while others regard that improvising the present public transport is more worthwhile. I am more inclined to support the latter as making new railways will be less costly and time consuming for those who need to travel between cities.
of all, most people will opt for public trains if it is cheaper compared to driving a
or faster than taking a bus.
In other words
, building new
lines will attract new passengers who previously had to rely on cars or buses to take public trains
is because a
owner is required to pay for expensive fuel and
maintenance while one would only need to purchase a
ticket which will likely be cheaper. Take the example of the MRT system in Singapore: many Singaporean citizens do not own a
for personal use as it is less costly to use the
, constructing new railways will help citizens to save on their expenditure in the long term.
On the other hand
, improving the present public transport involves less capital and will interest those who previously had a bad impression of using public transports.
can be done if the government does repairs, upgrades, renovations on the vehicles and the stations.
For instance
, UK governments have upgraded single
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buses to double
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has draw
has drawn
the attention of passengers who previously dreaded waiting at bus stations as double
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buses are able to transport more
a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
at once.
, it will be wise for the government to make its current public transports so as to boost its popularity among people who were at an inconvenience to use them. In a nutshell, the essay has discussed the reasons to support constructions of new railways for trains that travel very fast including influencing more people to become
users as it will be less costly.
In addition
, the essay
stated that upgrading existing transports will urge previous customers to try using them again. In my perspective, new railways will be
better as it it
better as it
will save time and money for the users in the long term.
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Topic Vocabulary:
  • infrastructure
  • efficient
  • congestion
  • sustainable
  • environmentally friendly
  • connectivity
  • economic growth
  • public transportation
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