MemberMarch 29, 2022 at 5:13 PM
The given line graph illustrates the amounts of items which were delivered within the UK by using four different means of transportation, from 1974 to 2002 via road, water, rail and pipeline . The unit of measurement was ton. Overall, it can be seen that the roads were used the most and pipelines were used the least throughout the period.
To begin with, in the initial year(1974) ,70 million goods were transported through the roads while pipelines transported just around 5 million. In this year, water and rail routes were used to transport around 40 million goods and this figure remained more or less the same for the next 4 years. After that, the quantities of goods which were moved using roads and pipelines increased till the end of span, though some fluctuations can be noticed. In 2002, the figure for roads and pipelines was of around 100 million and 20 million respectively.
By contrast, after 1978 rail was preferred less and hence it transferred about 30 million products for the next 20 years. But ,in 2002, this figure reached just above 40 million. While , water ways gained popularity and nearly 60 million products were transferred by its use. However, in 1998, this quantity declined and reached to 50 million but in the next four years it rose to approximately 65 million.