BRITAIN -- BR URGES GOVERNMENT TO BOOST INVESTMENTS

This is a series of articles about the present situation and future projects at British Railways. It seems impossible for the existing 18,500 km network to be operated without a 200 million Pound Sterling per annum subsidy. Improved intercity services may make a major profitable contribution. As far as freight is concerned, wagon load traffic will probably fall from 60 million tons in 1971 to 24 million in 1981 but block-train and freight-liner traffic could well go up from 126 to 167 million tons. To obtain such results, BR is asking the Government to invest 1800 million Pound Sterling between 1972 and 1981.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 25 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00054807
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM