This article outlines the history of the railways in Britain as freight carriers, in particular during the present century, and gives reason for the decline of rail freight traffic both absolutely and as a proportion of total freight traffic; the position in London is described. Stress is laid on the need to integrate the development of London's freight traffic with national trends and policies and eleven areas of likely future growth and change are identified. The longer term development of rail freight in London is considered in relation to economic and planning needs.

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    Greater London Council

    County Hall
    London SE1 7PB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

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  • Accession Number: 00184671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 7168 1040 9
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM