While the Freightliner intermodal concept evolved in the early 1960s by British Rail, operation passed in 1968 to a new company, Freightliners Ltd. under the control of the state-owned National Freight Corporation which is primarily concerned with road-haulage operations. Currently 175 services are operated daily over 75 routes between 29 terminals. At the end of 1973 there were 7,665 containers, 2,700 units of highway equipment and over 630,000 containers carried during the year. The operation showed a substantial profit in 1973 and the fuel shortage presages even higher traffic. Development of a small-container intermodal system and building of the Channel Tunnel are seen as further enhancing the growth of freightliner.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 315-318
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 311
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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  • Accession Number: 00057856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM