# Transport > Railways Stats: compare key data on Switzerland & United Kingdom

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#### Definitions

• A note: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
• 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.
• Standard gauge: This entry states the total route length of the railway network and of its component parts by gauge: broad, dual, narrow, standard, and other.
Standard gauge=1.435-m gauge
• Standard gauge 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.
Standard gauge=1.435-m gauge. 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.
• Standard gauge > 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.
Standard gauge=1.435-m gauge Per \$ GDP figures expressed per 1 billion \$ gross domestic product.
STAT Switzerland United Kingdom HISTORY
A note <a href=/encyclopedia/Switzerland><a href=/encyclopedia/Switzerland>Swiss</a></a> railways are virtually all <a href=/encyclopedia/electricity>electrified</a> (2001) all 1.600-m gauge track is in common carrier service in <a href=/kp/Northern>Northern</a> <a href=/country/ei><a href=/country/ei>Ireland</a></a> (1996)
Goods transported > Million ton-km 16,227
Ranked 21st. 30% more than United Kingdom
12,512
Ranked 26th.

Passengers carried > Million passenger-km 18,367
Ranked 12th.
51,759
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than Switzerland

Rail lines > Total route-km 3,543
Ranked 42nd.
31,471
Ranked 9th. 9 times more than Switzerland

Rail lines > Total route-km per million 447.78
Ranked 31st.
501.51
Ranked 28th. 12% more than Switzerland

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km 8,747
Ranked 31st.
19,230
Ranked 19th. 2 times more than Switzerland

Railways, goods transported > Million ton-km per 1000 1.11
Ranked 25th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
0.306
Ranked 42nd.

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km 18,021
Ranked 15th.
62,729
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than Switzerland

Railways, passengers carried > Million passenger-km per million 2,277.56
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United Kingdom
999.63
Ranked 9th.

Standard gauge 3,846 km
Ranked 13th.
16,151 km
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than Switzerland

Standard gauge per million 444.19 km
Ranked 14th. 69% more than United Kingdom
263.07 km
Ranked 18th.

Total 4,876 km
Ranked 37th.
16,454 km
Ranked 17th. 3 times more than Switzerland

Total > Per \$ GDP 12.74 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 103th. 80% more than United Kingdom
7.07 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 111th.

Total > Per capita 0.645 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
0.27 km per 1,000 people
Ranked 38th.

Total per million 639.15 km
Ranked 18th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
268.01 km
Ranked 40th.

Standard gauge > Per \$ GDP 9.38 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 36th. 35% more than United Kingdom
6.94 km per \$1 billion of GD
Ranked 38th.

SOURCES: CIA World Factbook, December 2003; 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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