MemberApril 18, 2022 at 5:37 AM
The given line chart indicates a million tonnes of goods being transported in the UK through various channels namely road, water, rail and pipeline from 1974 to 2002.
It is clear that goods transported through roadways have shown an increase in trend over the period. Despite some fluctuation in tonnes of goods being sent through rail and waterways, there was a steady increase, which is continued till 2002. It is obvious that pipeline is the lowest among the 4 modes of transport.
In 1974, 70 million tonnes of goods were transported on road. This figure then shows a steady increase and reached a peak of just over 95 million tonnes in 2002. Waterways recorded the second largest with 65 million tonnes of goods during that period, with the only exception in 1974 when it had 38 million tonnes transported and overtook railways in 1978.
Additionally, the trends for railways in 1974 and 2002 were similar showing 40 million tonnes, although there was a slight fluctuation in the number of goods being transported between 1978 to 1988. Transportation via pipeline is the least which touched an all-time low in 1974 and hovers around 20 million tonnes from 1980 to 2002. All in all, Roadways are the most preferred mode of transportation within the given period of 28 years.