Choosing rail freight logistics makes sense both economically and environmentally:
A gallon of fuel will move 1 tonne of goods 246 miles by rail and only 88 miles by road on average.
An average train will save up to 60 HGV movements.
CO2 emissions are 70% less per tonne carried by rail than by road.
Rail transport means 15 times less NOx emissions.
And, it is a proven safer mode of transport.
Source: Freight by Rail