Impact on road haulage - Table 13.8
 
This table shows the annual number of HGV lorry journeys and kilometres that would be required to move freight that is currently transported by rail.
 
The rail freight lorry kilometres equivalent represents the equivalent distance that road vehicles would need to have travelled to move the amounts of freight carried on rail. Avoided lorry journeys shows the corresponding number of road vehicle trips necessary to move this freight.
 
Great Britain
Annual data (financial year): 2004-05 to 2016-17
 
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17 (p)
Rail freight lorry kilometres equivalent (billions) (r)
1.99
2.03
1.95
1.94
1.92
2.06
1.85
2.13
2.03
1.98
2.19
1.78
1.71
Avoided lorry journeys (millions) (r)
9.61
9.15
9.40
8.94
8.72
8.70
6.57
9.05
9.71
9.11
10.46
8.22
8.21
Source(s):
Derived from Department for Transport's (DfT) continuing survey of roads goods vehicles and Network Rail
Symbols:
(:)           Data not available/freight operating company was not running services at a given time.
(r)          Data revised
(p)          Data are provisional
Details on methodology can be found in the quality report relating to this dataset:
This dataset is used in the freight rail usage statistical release. To view or download the statistical release:
Revisions:
(r) Data from 2010-11 onwards has been revised due to changes in methodology for road freight statistics. More information is available on Page 3 of DfT's Road Statistics release from 22nd March 2018: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/692148/road-freight-stats-july-2016-to-june-2017.pdf. Data between 2004-05 and 2009-10 have also been revised due to unrounded data being made available.
 
For the latest information on data revisions, please see the revisions log: