The extent and density of the network of a nation’s transport system, together with the frequency and efficiency of the service it provides, will determine to what degree people and goods are able to move swiftly and cheaply from one part of the country to another. These considerations will also affect the location of economic activity: the less developed the transport system the narrower will be the choice of suitable sites. Industrialisation relies in large measure upon large-scale operation; this in turn necessitates the concentration of a high degree of the industrial activity at one spot; such a measure of regional specialisation can, however, only be achieved if the transport facilities exist to assemble the required materials and to distribute the finished product.
KeywordsMotor Transport Freight Traffic Underground Railway American Railway Freight Turnover
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