Rail transport

Updated: June 10, 2021

Next update: Not yet determined

Change in number of railway passengers

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

About the statistics

Rail goods and passenger transport in Norway. Transport by foreign companies and cross-border traffic are included.

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NST/R and ADR (see 4.1.)

Name: Rail transport

Topic: Transport and tourism

Not yet determined

Division for Energy, Environmental and Transport Statistics

Nuts II-level.

Quarterly and annually.

Transmission of data to Eurostat.

Microdata are stored in Oracle databases, and production data are stored as SAS files. Historical data are stored as ASCII files on UNIX.

The EU is working towards a more comprehensive use of intermodal transport as a means to reduce transport by lorry to the 1998-level. Consequently, there is a need to establish adequate statistics for all modes of transport, including transport by rail.

The statistics will in addition to being published separately, be used in the calculations of the domestic transport performances. The statistics are used by several users, including research institutes and government authorities.

The statistics will in addition to being published separately, be used in the calculations of the domestic transport performances. The statistics are used by several users, including research institutes and government authorities.

The rail statistics are used as input data in several statistics produced in Statistics Norway, for instance in the calculation of the quarterly national accounts and the annual calculation of the transport performance by mode of transport.

§ 10 and § 20 of the Statistics Act.

Regulation (EU) 2018/643 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Council Regulation (EC) no. 91/2003.

Commission Regulation (EC) no. 1192/2003.

The statistics include all approved rail operators, i.e. all commercial transport by rail including possible private own enterprises. The suburban railways and urban tramways are not included.

Questionnaires completed by all operators.

Full count.

There are quite few operators. All editing is therefore carried out manually.

The survey is based on a full count. Partial withdrawals are very rare. Few variables must be estimated by Statistics Norway. However, passenger figures by nationality have to be estimated based on other sources.

No seasonal adjustments.

The principal rule of the Statistics Act is that information shall under no circumstances be published in such a way that it may be traced back to the supplier of any data or to any other identifiable individual. In agreement with the rail operators, an exception has been made to this rule.

The statistics are fairly new and few alterations have been done in the EC-Regulation. In addition, very few and small operators have entered the market since 2003. The comparability in the time series from 2003 is thus good.

The train operator on the Gjøvik line adopted a new calculation model for the number of passengers and passenger kilometres in 2019. The figures for the Gjøvik line as of 2019 are therefore not comparable with previous years.

The questionnaires are reviewed thoroughly, and errors are rectified during this process.

Not relevant

Contact

Jan Sebastian Rothe

jan.rothe@ssb.no

(+47) 40 81 13 31