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Transport > Railways Stats: compare key data on Portugal & United States

Definitions

  • Goods transported > Million ton-km: Goods transported by railway are the volume of goods transported by railway, measured in metric tons times kilometers traveled."
  • Passengers carried > Million passenger-km: Passengers carried by railway are the number of passengers transported by rail times kilometers traveled.
  • Rail lines > Total route-km: Rail lines (total route-km). Rail lines are the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks.
  • Rail lines > Total route-km per million: Rail lines (total route-km). Rail lines are the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km: Railways, goods transported (million ton-km). Goods transported by railway are the volume of goods transported by railway, measured in metric tons times kilometers traveled.
  • Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km per 1000: Railways, goods transported (million ton-km). Goods transported by railway are the volume of goods transported by railway, measured in metric tons times kilometers traveled. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km: Railways, passengers carried (million passenger-km). Passengers carried by railway are the number of passengers transported by rail times kilometers traveled.
  • Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per million: Railways, passengers carried (million passenger-km). Passengers carried by railway are the number of passengers transported by rail times kilometers traveled. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Total: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
  • Total > Per $ GDP: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion $ gross domestic product.
  • Total > Per capita: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Total per million: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT Portugal United States HISTORY
Goods transported > Million ton-km 2,550
Ranked 53th.
2.79 million
Ranked 1st. 1093 times more than Portugal

Passengers carried > Million passenger-km 3,814
Ranked 35th.
9,935
Ranked 20th. 3 times more than Portugal

Rail lines > Total route-km 2,843
Ranked 48th.
228,513
Ranked 2nd. 80 times more than Portugal

Rail lines > Total route-km per million 269.3
Ranked 46th.
733.38
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than Portugal

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km 2,064
Ranked 51st.
2.52 million
Ranked 2nd. 1223 times more than Portugal

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km per 1000 0.196
Ranked 47th.
8.1
Ranked 4th. 41 times more than Portugal

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km 3,750
Ranked 36th.
9,518
Ranked 23th. 3 times more than Portugal

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per million 355.21
Ranked 31st. 12 times more than United States
30.55
Ranked 63th.

Total 3,319 km
Ranked 53th.
224,792 km
Ranked 1st. 68 times more than Portugal

Total > Per $ GDP 14.47 km per $1 billion of GD
Ranked 100th.
18.25 km per $1 billion of GD
Ranked 96th. 26% more than Portugal

Total > Per capita 0.261 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 41st.
0.752 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Portugal

Total per million 262.28 km
Ranked 41st.
751.67 km
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Portugal

SOURCES: World Bank, Transportation, Water, and Urban Development Department, Transport Division.; World Bank, Transportation, Water, and Information and Communications Technologies Department, Transport Division.; World Bank, Transportation, Water, and Information and Communications Technologies Department, Transport Division. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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