Fundamental Concepts and Functions of Passenger and Freight Transportation in Great Britain

by Mengqiu Cao and John Spurling



This book provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental concepts and function of transport, as well as covering a wide array of themes, including different modes of both passenger and freight transport, primarily using various case studies from Great Britain, accompanied by short narratives/stories. It is suitable not only for academics and students, but also for people working in the transport industry. This book is particularly useful for those who are interested in the broad subject of transport in general, within the field of social sciences, but may not have studied engineering, economics, statistics or mathematics. View or Post a Review at

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Mengqiu Cao BSc (Hons), GDip, PGCHE, MSc, PhD, FRGS, FRSA, FRSS, FHEA, MCIHT, MILT, MTPS, MeRSA, is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Transport and Urban Planning at the School of Architecture and Cities, University of Westminster, UK. He is also a Guest Lecturer at University College London (UCL), UK.

John Spurling BSc (Hons), Dip TP, PGDip (Law), PGDip (CMI), MRTPI John has more than 20 years' experience of town planning within both local government and the private sector in the UK, as well as previously working as a non-salaried Planning Inspector for Central Government.


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