The chart compares the number of items delivered by four different means of transport in the UK from 1974 to 2002.
it is clear that
the figures for all types of transport experienced an upward trend, except for rail.
, the road was the most popular transporting goods in Britain,
the pipeline was the least used in the whole time.
In 1974, the quantity of road transported was highest, at around 80
that of pipeline was significantly lower, at only 5
. At the same time, the figures for water and rail had a similar amount in the first year at nearly 40
In the year 2002, there was a dramatic growth of 30 to roughly 100
in road transportation.
, the number of goods transported using rail remained unchanged at about 40
decreasing considerably to nearly 30
and recovering to the same figure as the first year. Meanwhile, there
a moderate climb to about 65
and just over a fifth in the figures for water and pipeline cargo transported. respectively.