Railway transport, 2021

More than 20.3 million tonnes of goods carried by train

Most of the goods carried by train were so-called other goods (unidentifiable goods in containers and a mixture of types of goods).

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More passenger wagons, fewer freight wagons

The railway network in the Republic of Slovenia consists of 1,209 km of railway lines, of which 330 km double tracks and 610 km electrified. In 2021, Slovenian Railways possesed 362 tractive vehicles, 152 of them locomotives, 210 railcars, 442 passenger wagons and 2,581 freight wagons. In one year the number of locomotives increased by 2, of railcars by 48 and of passenger wagons by 86, while the number of freight wagons decreased by 112. There were 89 freight wagons in private property, which is 29% more than a year earlier.

Rail goods transport up

In 2021, more than 20.3 million tonnes of goods were carried by train and almost 4,937 million tonne-kilometres were performed. Railway goods transport expressed in tonnes and in tonne-kilometres increased by 5% over the previous year. 86% of goods were carried in international transport, including transit.

Considering the type of goods, most of the goods carried by train (38%, expressed in tonnes and 40%, expressed in tonne-kilometres) were so-called other goods (unidentifiable goods in containers and a mixture of types of goods). They were followed by goods classified within mining and quarrying (21%). The third most carried type of goods were coal, gas, petrol and refined products, which represented 17% when expressed in tonnes and 16% when expressed in tonne-kilometres.
More than 1.71 million tonnes of dangerous goods were carried by train, which is 4% more than in 2020. Flammable liquids still represent the largest share, accounting for 91% of all dangerous goods carried.

Tables with the latest data are available in the SiStat Database.
Railway goods transport by type of transport, Slovenia
Railway goods transport by type of transport, Slovenia
Railway goods transport, Slovenia
1.000 tindexmio. tkmindex
  National transport2,826100.5594100.3
  International transport - goods loaded in Slovenia7,544112.12,042114.7
  International transport - goods unloaded in Slovenia5,006100.01,06995.4
Structure of railway goods transport by type of goods, main railway operator, Slovenia, 2021
Type of goods (NST 2007)1.000 t%mio. tkm%
Other goods6,34438.01,64340.4
Mining and quarrying3,46220.786521.3
Coal, gas, petrol and refined products2,77216.666216.3
Products of agriculture, forestry and fishing8905.32185.4
Manufactured products8104.91944.8
Basic metals and fabricated metal products8024.81483.6
Secondary raw materials and other wastes7544.51132.8
Transport equipment and machinery3932.41213.0
Food products, beverages and tobacco2781.7651.6
Non metallic mineral products1881.1330.8
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