Not yet determined
increase in freight transport
|2016 - 2017||2012 - 2017|
|1Change in method of counting passengers (See About the statistics)|
|Passengers (boardings)||73 560 977||-1.0||17.3|
|Transport performance (passenger-kms)||3 584 485 060||-3.0||15.9|
|Transport of goods|
|Quantity of goods (tons)||34 974 025||2.9||15.5|
|Transport performance (tonne-kms)||4 039 800 959||10.1||15.8|
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|1 000 fares||Share||1 000 passenger kms||Share|
|All routes||73 561||100.0||3 584 485||100.0|
|Local trains - all routes||53 338||72.5||1 482 702||41.4|
|Lokal trains Oslo||38 549||52.4||862 056||24.0|
|Airport Express||6 617||9.0||345 382||9.6|
|Gjøvik line||1 468||2.0||71 721||2.0|
|Local trains Stavanger||3 586||4.9||69 029||1.9|
|Local trains Bergen||1 749||2.4||60 197||1.7|
|Local trains Trondheim||1 369||1.9||74 316||2.1|
|Regional trains - all short routes||1 811||2.5||103 911||2.9|
|The Røros Railway||442||0.6||56 092||1.6|
|The Flåm Railway||990||1.3||21 787||0.6|
|Other regional train routes - short routes||379||0.5||26 032||0.7|
|InterCity - All routes||14 418||19.6||897 095||25.0|
|InterCity - Oslo - Halden||2 503||3.4||195 169||5.4|
|InterCity - Oslo-Lillehammer||5 431||7.4||325 057||9.1|
|InterCity - Oslo-Skien||6 484||8.8||376 869||10.5|
|Night trains and long-distance traffic - all train routes||3 401||4.6||1 045 001||29.2|
|The Sørland Railway||963||1.3||256 265||7.1|
|The Bergen Railway||1 154||1.6||343 289||9.6|
|The Dovre Railway||793||1.1||293 060||8.2|
|The Nordland Railway||491||0.7||152 388||4.3|
|Boundary crossing trains||593||0.8||55 777||1.6|
|2016 - 2017||2013 - 2017|
|Quantity of goods (tonnes)|
|Total||34 974 025||2.9||11.3|
|National||11 293 684||5.5||16.4|
|International||23 680 341||1.8||9.0|
|From Norway||2 868 483||5.9||14.3|
|To Norway||20 811 858||1.2||8.3|
|Total||4 039 800 959||10.1||19.4|
|National||2 755 671 187||6.3||17.4|
|International||1 284 129 772||19.3||23.9|
|From Norway||334 747 851||129.0||89.3|
|To Norway||949 381 921||2.1||10.5|
About the statistics
Rail goods and passenger transport in Norway. Transport by foreign companies and cross-border traffic are included.
National transport: Transport by rail between two places in the reporting country; one place for loading/embarking and one place for unloading/disembarking.
International transport: Transport by rail between a place (for loading/embarking or unloading disembarking) in the reporting country and a place (for loading/embarking or unloading/ disembarking) in another country.
Transit: Transport through the reporting country between two places located outside the reporting country.
TEU - Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit:* A standard unit based on an ISO container 20 feet long (6,10 meters).
Weight: Gross weight including packaging and the tare weight.
Tonne-kilometre:. The transport of one tonne over one kilometre (actually run).
Type of commodity: Based on the NST/R 2007 nomenclature.
Dangerous goods: Based on the ADR classification.
Passenger: The number of trips.
Passenger-kilometres: In principle the sum total of the kilometres travelled by each passenger.
NST/R and ADR (see 4.1.)
Name: Rail transport
Topic: Transport and tourism
Division for Energy, Environmental and Transport Statistics
Nuts II-level every fifth year.
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.
No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.
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.
§ 2-2 and 2-3 of the Statistics Act.
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.
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.
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.