increase in railway passengers in 2019
|2018 - 2019||2014 - 2019|
|1Change in method of counting passengers (See About the statistics)|
|Passengers (boardings)||80 402 213||3.4||14.3|
|Transport performance (passenger-kms)||3 715 089 785||-0.2||8.0|
|Transport of goods|
|Quantity of goods (tons)||34 563 332||-1.2||5.3|
|Transport performance (tonne-kms)||3 903 286 695||-1.7||6.0|
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|1 000 fares||Share||1 000 passenger kms||Share|
|All routes||80 402||100.0||3 715 090||100.0|
|Local trains - all routes||58 716||73.0||1 552 440||41.8|
|Lokal trains Oslo||41 447||51.5||884 536||23.8|
|Airport Express||6 686||8.3||345 556||9.3|
|Gjøvik line||2 138||2.7||81 312||2.2|
|Local trains Stavanger||5 024||6.2||89 928||2.4|
|Local trains Bergen||1 966||2.4||71 449||1.9|
|Local trains Trondheim||1 455||1.8||79 659||2.1|
|Regional trains - all short routes||1 727||2.1||99 324||2.7|
|The Røros Railway||428||0.5||54 793||1.5|
|The Flåm Railway||939||1.2||18 974||0.5|
|Other regional train routes - short routes||360||0.4||25 556||0.7|
|InterCity - All routes||15 881||19.8||938 846||25.3|
|InterCity - Oslo - Halden||2 632||3.3||207 066||5.6|
|InterCity - Oslo-Lillehammer||5 424||6.7||311 608||8.4|
|InterCity - Oslo-Skien||7 825||9.7||420 172||11.3|
|Night trains and long-distance traffic - all train routes||3 581||4.5||1 085 869||29.2|
|The Sørland Railway||1 025||1.3||262 914||7.1|
|The Bergen Railway||1 230||1.5||360 827||9.7|
|The Dovre Railway||858||1.1||314 573||8.5|
|The Nordland Railway||468||0.6||147 555||4.0|
|Boundary crossing trains||497||0.6||38 611||1.0|
|2018 - 2019||2015 - 2019|
|Quantity of goods (tonnes)|
|Total||34 563 332||-1.2||10.8|
|National||13 015 391||6.8||21.7|
|International||21 547 941||-5.5||5.1|
|From Norway||3 047 147||15.9||14.4|
|To Norway||18 500 794||-8.2||3.7|
|Total||3 903 286 695||-1.7||7.5|
|National||2 683 928 698||-1.7||9.2|
|International||1 219 357 997||-1.6||3.9|
|From Norway||338 493 014||9.9||-6.0|
|To Norway||880 864 983||-5.5||8.3|
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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.
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.