Train movements : 1000 Train-kilometre : Passenger trains : United Kingdom

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    Dataset Information

    Data Updated
    3 months ago, on 12 Jan 2014
    Frequency annual
    Source EuroStat

    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 the International Transport Forum (ITF). Full details are set out in another document (see link to 21.2. Related Metadata, at the bottom of the page).
    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 21.4 Annex (Legal acts and corresponding dissemination tables) at the bottom of this page.

    3.5 Statistical unit

    The statistical units for rail transport statistics are all railway undertakings in the EEA Member States. Member States may exclude from the scope of Regulation 91/2003 (Article 2):
    (a) railway undertakings which operate entirely or mainly within industrial and similar installations, including harbours;
    (b) railway undertakings which mainly provide local tourist services, such as preserved historical steam railways.
    According to Commission Regulation 1192/2003, 'railway undertaking' means any public or private undertaking which provides services for the transport of goods and/or passengers by rail. Undertakings whose sole business is to provide services for the transport of passengers by metro, tram and/or light rail are excluded.
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