Present events, and especially the energy shortage and its high cost, have among other results, placed combined rail-road transport in the forefront of present comsiderations. However, this is a permanent solution to problems which go way beyond present energy difficulties. Road transporters are now obliged to better organize themselves by respecting schedules, procedures and rules and by doing away with over-loading as the vehicles are weighed to calculate transportation prices. Problems such as speeding and too long stretches at the wheel are also being done away with. All this contributes to the progressive creation of conditions for genuine cooperation between rail and road without excluding health competition. This study deals with the reasons for combined rail-road transport and outlines basic principles, techniques, delivery methods and international traffic. It ends with a presentation of some statistics and perspective for the future.


  • French

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 53-62
  • Serial:
    • Transports
    • Issue Number: 199
    • Publisher: Editions Techniques et Economiques
    • ISSN: 0564-1373

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00125865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM