EU-28: number of locomotives and railcars 1990-2017

This statistic illustrates the number of locomotives and railcars in the 28 European Union member states (EU-28) from 1990 to 2017. In the period of consideration, locomotives and railcars stock fluctuated. The peak was recorded in 1990, with a total of 66.3 thousand locomotives and railcars. By 2005, the number of locomotives and railcars declined, reaching the lowest of 49.6 thousand units. In 2017, locomotives and railcars stock amounted to 63.5 thousand units.

Number of locomotives and railcars in the European Union (EU-28) from 1990 to 2017*

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Europe, EU

Survey time period

1990 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* The source provides the following additional information: Data relates to main railways (UIC members). In 2010, a new split between "railcars" and "trainset" was introduced by UIC. Values in this statistic were obtained by summing the declared value of locomotives (diesel and electric) and railcars (diesel and electric).

** Break in time series.

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