The line graph compares the amount of goods delivered by road, water, rail, and pipeline from 1974 to 2002 in the UK.
It is clear that the quantity of freights transported by road was highest during the research period. Additionally, the figure for goods transferred by pipeline was lowest between these years.
In 1974, the amount of goods transferred by road in the UK was highest, at slightly more than 70 million tonnes, whereas the figure for freights carried by water was significantly lower, at nearly 40 million tonnes. There were 40 million tonnes of goods transported by train. At the same time, only about 5 million tonnes of merchandise were transported using pipelines.
In 2002, the amount of goods transferred by road in the UK increased remarkably by 30 million tonnes to fewer than 100 million tonnes and remained the highest figure in the chart. There was a gradual rise to more than 60 million tonnes in the figure for transportation on water, while the quantity of freights transported by rail remained quite stable. Meanwhile, transportation using pipelines' figures went up insignificantly to just over 20 million tonnes.