Share of the rail network which was electrified in Europe in 2020, by country
Switzerland leads rail investment
Switzerland also came out on top of a list of European countries and their respective rail investment per citizen. In 2017, Swiss authorities had funded 362 euros per citizen for railway maintenance purposes. By comparison, Germany’s rail network, which often prided itself as the envy of much of the world, had only seen 69 euros per citizen invested.
Market dominated by Asia
On a global scale, the electrically moved rolling stock industry was dominated by manufacturers from Asia. Between 2013 and 2017, Chinese producer CRRC held a market share of 44 percent, whereas Siemens only ranked in sixth position.