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  • Puneet

    February 9, 2022 at 1:40 AM

    The line graph illustrates the goods transported in UK through different modes of transport namely Road, Water,Rail and Pipeline from year 1974 to 2002.

    Overall, the road remains the major mode of goods transport in UK throughout the years whereas the water and pipeline modes showed a significant increase after 1978 but the rail mode of transport experienced a downfall after 1978 and remain steady till 2002.

    In 1974, the goods transported through road was 70 tones whereas the goods transported through water was nearly 40 tones. Goods transported through road experienced a slight decrease after 1978 and it keeps on decreasing till 1982. After 1982, the share of road transport starts increasing and remains at top till 2002. On the other hand the goods transported through water increased sharply after 1978 , from 40 tones to around 60 tones in 1982. After that the share of water transport remains constant till 1994 and it decrease sharply from 1994 till 1998. During 1998-2002, the water transport experienced a sudden increase in the goods transport.

    During 1974-2002 , the share of goods transported through rail remains the constant between the quantity of 30 to 40 tones. It showed a slight decrease in 1978 but becomes constant after 1990 and remains in the same range till 2002.

    In 1974, the pipeline was the least preferred mode of transport of goods. It’s share was less than 10 tonnes. But it showed a sudden increase from 10 tonnes in 1978 to more than 20 tonnes in 1982. After 1982, it’s share in overall transport ofgoods becomes constant till 1990. After a slight reduction it’s share reduces to 20 tonnes in 1994 and remains the same till 2002.

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