The volume of goods carried by rail in Great Britain fell last year by 5.5%, new figures from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) have shown. According to the latest statistics, 29.9 million tonnes of freight were carried by rail in the final quarter of 2014-2015, leaving the annual total at 110.1 million tonnes (2013-14: 116.6 million tonnes). The total amount of freight moved, meanwhile, came to 22.2 billion tonne-km – down 2.2% on the peak of 22.7 billion […]
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