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Highways Vs Rail

Civil & Building Specialists Alan Wood & Partners Highways v Rail If the national rail function was carried out by express coaches and lorries on an uncongested network, similar to rail, then the fuel consumption would be reduced by Government expenditure 24% 3. 3 3 3 3 3 3 Government expenditure on rail divided by passenger-km or tonne-km provides unit costs that are five to six times as large as those for the strategic road network. Capacity A dedicated express bus lane has three to four times the capacity of a single railway track. An example is the contra-flow lane serving New York's bus terminal. That carries 700 45-seat buses in the peak hour, offering over 30,000 seats. In comparison the 30,000 crushed passengers who arrive at Victoria Main Line in the peak hour require four inbound tracks, each wide enough for an express bus lane. Utilisation Even during peak hours in central London, the immense London (surface) Rail network is used to between only one seventh and one fifth of the potential that would arise if the network were converted to a system of motor roads managed to avoid congestion. LONDON It is claimed the strategic road network makes a profit for the exchequer of £13 billion per year, equivalent to £250,000 per lane-mile. The rail network enjoys subsidies and capital grants running at £5 billion annually, equivalent to £150,000 per track-km. +£250k - £240k The passenger or freight flows per track or lane are three times greater on the motorway and trunk road network than on the rail network. 3 Nearly half the population uses rail less than once a year. Cost Rail track is 6 to 7 times more expensive to build than road. 3. Alan Wood & Partners have five offices across the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region - Hull, Louth, Scarborough, Sheffield and York. Established in Hull in the 1960's, Alan Wood & Partners provide a comprehensive range of engineering services to the construction industry. Alan Wood & Partners Alan Wood & Partners are proud to deliver outstanding customer care, delivered by specialist teams, with the skills and experience required. I MILE 1 MILE

Highways Vs Rail

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Compare the differences between Highways and Rail infrastructure, this infographic focuses on areas such as Government expenditure, environmental issues and capacity.


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