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Date: Monday 09 September 2019, -, Location : Luxembourg (L), Contact : UIP Staff
Eurostat Rail Transport Statistics Working Group

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its mission is to provide high quality statistics for Europe. Eurostat collects rail transport statistics by two means:

1. Voluntary data collection. Data are collected using the Common Questionnaire of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Eurostat and the International Transport Forum (ITF).
The following Eurostat dissemination tables are based on this data collection:
  •     all tables in subsection: Railway transport infrastructure (rail_if)
  •     all tables in subsection: Railway transport equipment (rail_eq)
  •     all tables in subsection: Railway transport - enterprises, economic performance and employment (rail_ec)
  •     all tables in subsection: Railway traffic (rail_tf) but table Train movements (rail_tf_trainmv)
  •     table Railway transport - Number of victims by type of injury (rail_ac_inj) in subsection Railway transport - Accidents (rail_ac)
Additionally, one table in the regional transport section is based on a different voluntary data collection (REGWeb questionnaire) and contains information on railway infrastructure (length of railway lines - total, electrified and with double or more tracks) by NUTS 2 regions.

2. Mandatory data collection based on the legal act. Data collection on goods and passenger transport, and on rail accidents is based on Regulation EC 91/2003 from the beginning of 2003. The freight data from 1982 until 2002 are based on Directive 80/1177/EEC. Compared to the Directive, Regulation 91/2003 covers the transport of passengers and statistics on accidents in addition to the transport of goods. A detailed description of the source of each dissemination table can be found in the section 21.3 Annex (Legal acts and corresponding dissemination tables) at the bottom of this page.