Heavy truck movements on roadways versus freight by rail
Highways that are not constructed to a standard to withstand the impact of heavy traffic leads to continuing and increasing unrecoverable costs for constant repair. This is particularly noticable on the South Western Highway. The problem has also been experienced in many other countries which are actively promoting the increased benefits of rail transport.
Listed below are some relevant publications.
- Traffic nightmare looms in SW as rail line closes
- Lorries cause more damage to roads than cars
- Trucks destroying our roads and not picking up the repair cost
- Too many loads on our roads when rail is the answer
- Joint call for reform on Europe’s Rail Freight Corridors
- Trucking hell in the Tyrol
- Rail Baltica could lift 5000 trucks from Polish-Lithuania border per day
- Trucks are major factors in destroying our roads and climate and increasing traffic accidents, and not picking up the costs,
- This is the modal shift potential of countries on the New Silk Road
- Dutch rail freight sector: finally, a level playing field
- New RIA Report Highlights the Economic Value of UK Rail