Statistics on rail transport

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  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Measurement unit(s)

  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
  10. Accessibility and clarity
  11. Methodological documentation

  12. Quality management
  13. Relevance
  14. Accuracy and reliability
  15. Timeliness and punctuality
  16. Coherence and comparability
  17. Coherence
  18. Response burden

  19. Data revision

  20. Statistical processing
  21. Comments and other information


1 Contact
1.1 Contact organisation

Statistics Lithuania

1.2 Contact organisation unit

Transport and Tourism Statistics Division

1.3 Contact name

Laima Niaurienė

1.4 Contact person function

Adviser

1.5 Contact mail address

29 Gedimino Ave., LT-01500 Vilnius, Lithuania

1.6 Contact email address

laima.niauriene@stat.gov.lt

1.7 Contact phone number

+370 5 236 4686

1.8 Contact fax number

+370 5 236 4669

2 Metadata update
2.1 Metadata last certified

2019-01-22

2.2 Metadata last posted 2020-03-20
2.3 Metadata last update 2020-03-17
3 Statistical presentation
3.1

Description of statistical information (main characteristics, purpose)

The objective of the statistical survey is to obtain comprehensive and reliable statistical information on the volume and performance of freight and passenger transport by rail, safety statistics, length of railway lines, rolling stock, railway traffic, freight and passenger transport by country and EU region of loading (embarkation) and unloading (disembarkation) (every five years; NUTS 2 level). First reference year – 2005.

3.2

Classifications(s), classification system

Standard Goods Classification for Transport Statistics (NST 2007);

Nomenclature of Countries and Territories;

Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS);

Classification of Dangerous Goods (following Part I of Annex I of Council Directive 96/49EC and the regulation concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail, usually known as the RID).

3.3 Sector coverage

Railway undertakings licensed to transport goods and/or passengers and luggage by rail within the territory of the Republic of Lithuania and/or on international routes and having respective safety certificates.

3.4 Statistical concepts and definitions

Railway vehicle means mobile equipment running exclusively on rails, moving either under its own power (locomotives) or hauled by another vehicle (coaches, rail trailers, vans and wagons).

Transport of goods by rail means the movement of goods using railway vehicles between the place of loading and the place of unloading.

Transport of passengers by rail means the movement of passengers using railway vehicles between the place of embarkation and the place of disembarkation.

National rail transport is rail transport between two places (the place of loading/embarkation and the place of unloading/disembarkation) located in the country.

International rail transport is rail transport between two places (the place of loading/embarkation and the place of unloading/disembarkation) located in two different countries. It may involve transit through one or more additional countries.

Transit means rail transport through the country between two places (the place of loading/embarkation and the place of unloading/disembarkation) outside the country.

Transport operations involving loading/embarkation or unloading/disembarkation of goods/passengers at the border of the country from/onto another mode of transport are not considered as transit.

Rail passenger means any person, excluding members of the train crew, who makes a trip by rail.

Passenger-kilometres is an indicator of the volume of passenger transport, expressed in passenger-kilometres, calculated as a sum of the distances of carriage of all passengers. Only the distance covered within the territory of the country is taken into account.

Goods carried means any goods moved by rail. This includes all packaging and equipment, such as containers, swap-bodies or pallets, as well as road goods vehicles carried by rail.

Tonne-kilometres is an indicator showing the volume of freight transport, expressed in tonne-kilometres, obtained by summing up the distances of carriage of all freight. Only the distance covered within the territory of the country is taken into account. Intermodal transport means the movement of goods (in one and the same loading unit or vehicle) by successive modes of transport without handling of the goods themselves in changing modes.

3.5 Statistical unit

The survey covers rail transport company. 

3.6 Statistical population

The survey covers rail transport companies licensed to carry passengers and freight within the territory of the Republic of Lithuania and/or along international routes, having safety certificates.

3.7 Reference area

Country

3.8 Time coverage

Since 2004 – monthly goods and passenger transport and annual railway accidents indicators; since 1996 – quarterly goods transport and turnover (tonne-kilometres) indicators; since 2000 – quarterly passenger transport and turnover (passenger-kilometres) and annual train- and wagon-kilometres indicators; since 1992 – annual length of railway lines, passenger transport and turnover (passenger-kilometres) indicators; since 1990 – annual goods transport and turnover (tonne-kilometres) indicators.

3.9 Base period

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Measurement unit(s)

Goods transport – thousand tonnes and thousand tonne-kilometres; passenger transport – thousand passengers and passenger-kilometres; number of train-kilometres, tractive train-kilometres and wagon vehicle-kilometres – thousand kilometres; length of railway lines – kilometres; number of railway vehicles – units; railway accidents – units; number of persons killed and injured in accidents – persons.

5 Reference period

Quinquennial (every five years), year, quarter, month

6 Institutional mandate
6.1 Legal acts and other agreements

Regulation (EU) 2018/643 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 April 2018 on rail transport statistics, 

6.2

Data sharing and exchange

7 Confidentiality
7.1

Confidentiality policy

In the process of statistical data collection, processing and analysis and dissemination of statistical information, Statistics Lithuania fully guarantees the confidentiality of the data submitted by respondents (households, enterprises, institutions, organisations and other statistical units), as defined in the Confidentiality Policy Guidelines of Statistics Lithuania.

7.2 Confidentiality - data treatment

Description of Statistical Disclosure Control Methods, approved by Order No DĮ-124 of 27 May 2008 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania.

Integrated Statistical Information System Data Security Regulations and Rules for the Secure Management of Electronic Information in the Integrated Statistical Information System, approved by Order No DĮ-42 of 20 February 2015 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania (only in Lithuanian).

8 Release policy
8.1 Release calendar

 Statistical information is published on the Official Statistics Portal according to the Official Statistics Calendar

8.2

Link to the release calendar

Official Statistics Calendar

8.3

Release procedure

Statistical information is published following the Official Statistics Dissemination Policy Guidelines and Statistical Information Preparation and Dissemination Rules.

9 Frequency of dissemination

Yearly, Quaterly, Monthly

10 Accessibility and clarity
10.1 News release

A news release on goods transport is published on the 82st day, after the end of the reference quarter.

10.2

Publications

Statistical Yearbook of Lithuania.

10.3

Databases

Database of Indicators (Transport and communications -> Rail transport)

10.4

Access to micro data

Microdata are available and provided for scientific purposes according to the provisions set in the Description of Procedures for the Provision of Confidential Statistical Data for Scientific Purposes. More information is available on the Official Statistics Portal, at Data for scientific purposes.

Public data files: users are also provided with opportunity to access public files with statistical data on observation units. More information is available on the Official Statistics Portal, at Public data files.

10.5 Other

Eurostat‘s database

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Methodological documentation

Railway transport

12 Quality management
12.1 Quality assurance

The quality of statistical information and its production process is ensured by the provisions of the European Statistics Code of Practice and ESS Quality Assurance Framework

In 2007, a quality management system, conforming to the requirements of the international quality management system standard ISO 9001, was introduced at Statistics Lithuania. The main trends in activity of Statistics Lithuania aimed at quality management and continuous development in the institution are established in the Quality Policy. Monitoring of the quality indicators of statistical processes and their results and self-evaluation of statistical survey managers is regularly carried out in order to identify the areas which need improvement and to promptly eliminate the shortcomings.

12.2 Quality assessment

Results are compared against those obtained in the previous period and the respective period of the previous year. Trends in goods and passenger transport time series are analysed. In case of significant discrepancies, data providers are contacted and reasons are determined. The data provider checks the statistical data and, if needed, sends back corrections or new, revised datasets.

13 Relevance
13.1 User needs

The main users of statistical information are State and municipal authorities and agencies, international organisations, the media, research and business communities, students, whose needs are satisfied without a breach of the confidentiality principle.

13.2 User satisfaction

From 2005, user opinion surveys have been conducted on a regular basis. Official Statistics Portal traffic is monitored, website visitor opinion polls, general opinion poll on the products and services of Statistics Lithuania, target user group opinion polls and other surveys are conducted. In 2007, the compilation of a user satisfaction index was launched. The said surveys are aimed at the assessment of the overall demand for and necessity of statistical information in general and specific statistical indicators in particular.

More information on user surveys and their results is available in section User surveys on the Statistics Lithuania website.

13.3

Completeness of statistical information

All statistical indicators established by the legislation and their components are published.

13.3.1

Data completeness - rate

100 per cent of information produced in accordance with the Official Statistics Programme Part I is published.

14 Accuracy and reliability
14.1 Overall accuracy

Exhaustive statistical surveys of different periodicity are conducted.

14.2

Sampling error

14.3

Non-sampling error

14.3.1

Non-response error

14.3.1.1

Unit non-response rate

14.3.1.2

Item non-response rate

15 Timeliness and punctuality
15.1

Timeliness

Monthly statistics on goods transport are published on the 21st, quarterly – on the 52nd calendar day after the end of the reference quarter. Monthly statistics on passenger transport are published on the 52nd calendar day after the end of the reference month. Annual statistics on the length of railway lines, rolling stock, passenger arrivals and departures by country, railway accidents are published in the 6th month after the end of reference year.

15.2

Punctuality

Statistical information is published in accordance with an Official Statistics Calendar. In case of delay, users are notified in advance by indicating the reason and a new date of publication.

15.2.1

Percentage of statistical information released on time

100 per cent

16 Coherence and comparability
16.1

Geographical comparability

Statistical information is comparable across the EU.

16.2

Comparability over time

Comparability over time is fully ensured.

16.2.1

Length of comparable time series

Since 2004.

17 Coherence
17.1

Cross-domain coherence

17.2

Internal coherence

Monthly, quarterly and annual information is internally coherent.

18

Response burden

One respondent, on average, spends 1 hour on the filling in of the statistical questionnaire on goods transport by rail (TG-01, monthly), 6 hours – passenger transport by rail (TG-06, monthly), 16 hours – goods transport by rail (TG-03, quarterly), 10 hours – rail transport (TG-02, annual).

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Data revision

19.1

Revision policy

The revision policy of Statistics Lithuania is provided in the document General Principles behind the Performance, Analysis and Announcement of Revisions of Statistical Indicators.

19.2

Revision practice

The results published are final and not revised later.

19.2.1

Average of the change obtained during the revision

20 Statistical processing
20.1

Statistical data source

Statistical data source: monthly and quarterly statistical survey on goods transport by rail, monthly statistical survey on passenger transport by rail, annual statistical survey on the rail, quinquennial (every five years) statistical survey on international goods and passenger transport by rail by EU region.

Administrative data sources: annual railway accidents statistics from the State Railway Inspectorate under the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

20.2

Periodicity of statistical data collection

Yearly, quarterly, monthly

20.3

Statistical data collection

The data are collected on the statistical questionnaires: monthly and quarterly statistical survey on goods transport by rail (TG-01, TG-03), monthly statistical survey on passenger transport by rail (TG-06), annual statistical survey on the rail (TG-02), quinquennial (every five years) statistical survey on international goods and passenger transport by rail by EU region (TG-07). Statistical report form is tested on a regular basis and, if necessary, upgraded in order to reduce statistical reporting burden to respondents.

The data are collected via the electronic statistical data preparation and transfer system e-Statistics, by mail, fax and email.

 

 

20.4

Statistical data validation

Statistical data control requirements are set in the survey programming technical task. Results are compared against those obtained in the previous period and the respective period of the previous year.

20.5 Data compilation

Results are compared against those obtained in the previous period and the respective period of the previous year. In case of discrepancies, reasons are determined. If inaccuracies are detected, data are corrected.

Rail transport statistical survey methodology (only in Lithuania)

20.6 Adjustment

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