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

By Allan G. Woodburn

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

Topics: UOW1
OAI identifier: oai:westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk:127
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