Definition: Tonne-kilometre by rail

Transport

Unit of measure of goods transport which represents the transport of one tonne of goods by rail over a distance of one kilometre.

Note: The distance to be covered is the distance actually run on the considered network. If it is not available, then the distance charged or estimated should be taken into account.
Source:
Glossary For Transport Statistics, Eurostat, ECMT, UN/ECE, Third edition
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