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  • Pranav

    May 18, 2022 at 7:00 PM


    The graph below shows the quantities of goods transported in the UK between 1974 and 2002 by four different modes of transport.

    The line graph showcases various methods used in transportation of goods in million tonnes in the UK for a time-span of 28 years.

    Overall, there were 4 modes; Road, water, rail and pipeline. Water and Rail transportation delivered same of goods at the beginning but Rail became less common and sea delivery increased significantly. Road transportation kept on climbing while pipeline method made a steady increase.

    At the start of the year Road transport was at peak delivering nearly 70 million tonnes whereas Pipeline was least used delivering <10 Million tonnes. Water transport was an instant hit capturing 50% of the market in less than 10 years whereas Rail lost its popularity over the years only to regain its 40 million tonnes market share at the end of the 2002.

    All the methods utilized for delivery made a significant rise over the span of 3 decades. Road transport never really lost its popularity and held the prime spot whereas waterways and Pipeline had their own ups and downs.

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