This tool is intended only as a method of broadly comparing different public transport modes. You should always take professional advice on the potential modes of transport that might deliver your scheme objectives and not rely on this tool. The tool only suggests potential physical capabilities, the economic aspects are not considered and would form part of later stages of assessment.
The filter for “Compatible with rail freight?” refers to a need to have through operation of mainline railway freight services; if you are unsure on this, or it is not a relevant issue please leave this set to “All Items”.
If you think that further separation of modes would be helpful, or there should be additional criteria to select on, please let us know using the Contact Form.