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AVERAGE LENGTH OF LINE OPERATED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR (FOR RAIL TRANSPORT)

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Definition:
The length of (railway) line used for traffic throughout the reported year (including lines operated jointly with other railway enterprises) plus the average length of lines opened or closed during the year (weighted by the number of days they have been operated).

Context:
The total length of line operated is the length operated for passenger or goods transport, or both. When a line is operated simultaneously by several enterprises it will be counted only once.

Source Publication:
Glossary for Transport Statistics, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Monday, June 03, 2002

Last updated on Friday, February 28, 2003