SwatiMemberApril 11, 2022 at 8:50 PM
The graph represents the data of goods shipped in million tonnes to the UK from 1974 to 2002 by four various means of transportation which are rail, water, road and pipeline.
Initially, pipeline, water and roadways were used the most to transport goods but they were constantly fluctuating with ups and downs in their usage as a means of shipping items. Whereas, Railways was the least used transport of them all and mostly showed a downward trend.
From 1974 to 1982 pipeline and water began with a slow growth and somewhere near 1978 had an exponential push in the trend. In comparison to pipeline and water, road and rail didn’t have much change in the graph but after a few years, it decreased. Later on, till 1998 water and pipeline maintained a steady growth while rail and road were continuously had variable growth.
In conclusion, road was the most used means of transportation with highest growth at the end years. Water was second to road and saw an amazing increase throughout while rail started off with water but had huge fluctuations in the whole tenure. The least used transport was pipeline which increased for a while then maintained a constant growth.