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The non-bulk market for rail freight in Great Britain

Woodburn, Allan G. (2006) The non-bulk market for rail freight in Great Britain. Journal of Transport Geography, 14 (4). pp. 299-308. ISSN 0966-6923


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2005.06.002


An increased role for rail freight is an objective of the British government. Limited growth potential exists in rail's traditional bulk markets, so more non-bulk volume is needed. This paper focuses on non-bulk rail freight activity in Britain, through deskbased research and company interviews. It considers changes in both the intermodal and traditional less-than-trainload (LTL) markets over the last decade. Issues relating to the use of these two types of services are presented, covering the principal opportunities and major constraints. Growth potential for both intermodal and traditional LTL flows is identified, but success is dependent upon important prerequisites being satisfied.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Rail freight, Transport policy, Mode share, Great Britain
Research Community:University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of
ID Code:1933
Deposited On:13 Jun 2006
Last Modified:11 Aug 2010 15:30

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