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Freight Traffic

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what current proportion of goods traffic is on (a) road and (b) rail.

In 1977, 89 per cent, of the tonnage carried by road and rail was by road and 11 per cent, by rail. In terms of tonne kilometres the rail share was higher, with road taking 81 per cent, and rail 19 per cent.