7 MAJOR ADVANTAGES OF TRANSPORTATION




Transport refers to the physical movement of people and commodities from one place to another.

The advantages aim of transport are:

  • to encourage the spread of new ideas, that is to say, innovations and inventions encouraging both agricultural growth, industrial growth, and expansion
  • to encourage surplus production through exports
  • to facilitate the exploitation of natural resources for example forests, minerals, potential reach agricultural land and fishing (water resources)




  • to reduce wastage especially in areas of overproduction
  • to bring together people and their various needs, that is to say services and facilities
  • to increase the volume of goods and services especially from areas of overproduction (surplus) to areas of scarcity
to encourage surplus production through exports
to facilitate the exploitation of natural resources for example forests, minerals, potential reach agricultural land and fishing (water resources)
to reduce wastage especially in areas of overproduction
to bring together people and their various needs, that is to say services and facilities

There are four forms of transport namely, road transport, water, air, and railway transport. Other forms of transport include human porterage, traction, and animal transport.




There are four forms of transport namely, road transport, water, air, and railway transport. Other forms of transport include human porterage, traction, and animal transport

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10 ADVANTAGES OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT




what is railway or train transport?

Railway transport is a means of conveyance of passengers and goods, by way of wheeled vehicles running on rails. It is also commonly referred to as train transport.

Railway transport has several advantages over other means of passenger or goods transportation, including:
Safety:  Railway accident averages and related injuries and deaths are much lower than those of other means of transportation such as motor vehicles.

ADVANTAGES OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT

Safety

Railway accident averages and related injuries and deaths are much lower than those of other means of transportation such as motor vehicles.

Speed




The Average time needed to transport people or materials from one point to another by railway has become quite competitive with other means of transportation and is being continuously improved by increasing train speeds, reducing the length of their routes, etc.

Capacity

Trains are capable of carrying a larger number of passengers and greater volumes of goods that other means of transportation cannot handle.




Comfort

Trains offer passengers more comfort and freedom of movement inside the trains’ cars.

Environmental protection

Trains are considered one of the most energy-efficient means of transportation.

To transport one passenger one kilometer, a car needs twice to five times the energy consumed by a train.




This average increases from four to eight times in the case of an aircraft.

Capacity:  Trains are capable of carrying a larger number of passengers and greater volumes of goods that other means of transportation cannot handle.
Comfort:  Trains offer passengers more comfort and freedom of movement inside the trains’ cars.




Traffic jam reduction

  Utilizing trains to convey such big numbers of passengers and high volumes of goods means fewer cars and trucks on the roads, i.e., fewer accidents, less pollution, and less time wasted.

Economic Feasibility

Based on the above benefits, railway transportation reduces the cost of transporting passengers and materials as well as road maintenance costs. 




Traffic jam reduction:  Utilizing trains to convey such big numbers of passengers and high volumes of goods means fewer cars and trucks on the roads, i.e., fewer accidents, less pollution, and less time wasted.
Economic Feasibility: Based on the above benefits, railway transportation reduces the cost of transporting passengers and materials as well as road maintenance costs.

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