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A logistical perspective on the potential for modal shift of freight from road to rail in Great Britain

Woodburn, Allan G. (2003) A logistical perspective on the potential for modal shift of freight from road to rail in Great Britain. International Journal of Transport Management, 1 (4). pp. 237-245. ISSN 1471-4051

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijtm.2004.05.001

Abstract

Freight modal shift from road to rail is a potential means by which the negative environmental and social impacts of transport can be reduced. This paper explores recent supply chain changes and assesses their impacts on the mode choice decision-making process, specifically addressing the implications for the use of rail. Despite many of the identified changes effectively making the use of rail more difficult, considerable evidence has been found of the potential for rail to attract new traffic. Much of the identified potential is unlikely to materialise, however, without improvements in rail network capability and capacity and a greater customer focus from rail freight operators.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rail freight, supply chain, mode choice, transport policy
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:127
Deposited On:12 Aug 2005
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:29

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