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Based on some selected data, find out here about the importance of the railway transport industry
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  • 102.6

    million tons of transported goods

    In 2019, a total of 102.6 million tons of goods were transported on the Austrian railway network.

  • 5,733

    km total length of the railway network

    The Austrian railway network has a total length of 5,733 km (2019).

  • 1.8

    million containers

    In 2019, a total of 1.8 million containers and swap bodies were transported on Austria’s railway network.

  • 1.39

    billion euros in exports

    In 2019, exports of rail vehicles, track fixtures and fittings, and signal equipment amounted to around EUR 1.39 billion.

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Source: Statistics Austria
Rail freight transport according to transport areas in 2019
Transport area Transport volume in tons / share in %  Transport output in tkm*) / share in % 
Transit 30.3 million t / 29.5% 7.5 billion tkm / 34.6%
Domestic 28.0 million t / 27.3% 4.4 billion tkm / 20.3%
Cross-border receipt 27.2 million t / 26.5% 5.8 billion tkm / 26.7%
Cross-border shipment 17.1 million t / 16.7% 4.0 billion tkm / 18.4%
Total: 102.6 million tons 21.7 billion tkm
*) tkm = transported goods in tons per kilometre


Last update : 2021.06.22