From Eurostat Statistics in Focus: Goods transport by rail declining by the end of 2008
Rail freight transport in Europe
The publication presents the latest annual figures and the developments between 2008 and 2007 on freight transport by rail for all EU countries, EFTA and Candidate countries. The most up to date quarterly data – up to the third quarter of 2009 – have been included and analysed in the publication as well.
The drop in transport performance between 2007 and 2008 as a result of the crisis was visible in the majority of the Member States. In most of them, the crisis either slowed down or reversed the positive trend of the previous years.