Definition: Principal railway enterprise

Transport

Enterprise owning and/or operating the largest network(s) in the country.

Note: The following are considered as principal enterprises:

Albania:
Armenia:
Austria: Austrian Federal Railways (OBB)
Azerbaijan:
Belarus: Belarus Railways (BC)
Belgium: Belgian National Railway Company (SNCB/NMBS)
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosnian Railways (ZBH)
Bulgaria: Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ)
Canada: Canadian Pacific (CP)
Croatia: Croatian Railways (HZ)
Czech Republic: Ceske Drahy (CD)
Denmark: Danish State Railways (DSB)
Estonia:
Finland: Finnish State Railways (VR)
France: French National Railway Company (SNCF)
Georgia:
Germany: German Federal Railway, German State Railway (DB)
Greece: Hellenic Railways Organisation (CH)
Hungary: Hungarian State Railways (GYSEV/ROEE)
Ireland: Irish Transport Company (CIE)
Israel:
Italy: Italian State Railways (FS)
Kazakhstan:
Kyrgyzstan:
Latvia: Latvian State Railways (LDZ)
Lithuania: Lithuanian Railways (LG)
Luxembourg: Luxembourg National Railway Company (CFL)
Netherlands: Netherlands Railways (NS)
Norway: Norwegian State Railways (NSB)
Poland: Polish State Railways (PKP)
Portugal: Portuguese Railways (CP)
Republic of Moldova:
Romania: Rumanian Railways (CFR)
Russian Federation: Ministry of the Railways of the Russian Federation
Slovak Republic: Zeleznice Slovenskej Republiky (ZSR)
Slovenia: Slovenian Railways (SZ)
Spain: Spanish National Railway System (RENFE)
Sweden: Swedish State Railways (SJ), Swedish National Rail Administration (BV)
Switzerland: Swiss Federal Railways (CFF)
Tajikistan:
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia:
Turkey: Turkish Republic State Railways (TCDD)
Turkmenistan:
Ukraine: Ukrainian Railways (UZ)
United Kingdom: British Railways (BR), Northern Ireland Railways (NIR)
USA: Association of American Railroads (AAR), All class I line-haul railway enterprises
Uzbekistan:
FR Yugoslavia: Jugoslav Railways (JZ)

Urban services operated by principal railway enterprises are included.

Note for USA: Class I line-haul railways account for some 83 per cent of total route miles and 97 per cent of freight carryings. The statistics should also take account of the operation and traffic of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) and the Auto-Train Corporation The former is responsible for the greater part of inter-city train service on US railways, while the sole function of the later is to carry passengers and their motor-cars on a non-stop service between Washington D.C. and Sanford, Florida.
Source:
Glossary For Transport Statistics, Eurostat, ECMT, UN/ECE, Second edition
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