THE ENERGY COSTS OF ROAD AND RAIL FREIGHT TRANSPORT; U.K. 1968

This study is part of a project to evaluate the cost of the total energy required in fabrication, energy to make the fabrication machinery, energy to provide the materials used, and the energy involved in transporting the materials to the assembly point. The project is based on the statistical information available in the report on the census of production 1968. The principle behind the method of energy analysis was one of identifying the energy chargeable inputs of the road and rail freight transport industries and employing conversion factors already available from A primary investigation of the above census. The results of the analysis are presented under the following headings: industries' own road transport energy cost 1968; distributive and retail traders' own road transport energy costs 1968; professional road hauling transport energy costs 1968; British railway energy costs 1968; energy costs per ton-mile and passenger-mile for road and rail transport. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Open University, England

    Walton Hall
    Milton Keyes MK7 6AA, Buckinghamshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Mortimer, N D
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097800
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ERRG 004 R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM