Railway network density 2006, km/1000 km 2 Hungarian Rail Office 2007
Electrified lines 2006, % of total network Hungarian Rail Office 2007
Double track lines 2006, % of total network Hungarian Rail Office 2007
Modal split in freight transport EU-27, 2005 . Hungarian Rail Office 2007 With longer transport distances and lower population densities, railways are more competitive in Central- and Eastern European countries. The downside is the lower cost-efficiency pressure. The Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary and Slovenia has more favourable modal split than other EU countries. Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden have even higher shares of the rail mode. Hungary: relatively high rail ma r ket share in the intermodal competition, access to more rail-dependent economies such as Romania, the Ukraine.
Staff per network kilometre , 2005. Hungarian Rail Office 2007
Rail network access charges EU-27, 2005. Hungarian Rail Office 2007 EU15, Romania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Slovenia offers lower access charges. Poland, Slovakia, Latvia offer higher access charges. Hungary, Lithuania, Estonia offers similar access charges. New members state generally do not give state aid for the maintenance of the rail infrastructure, but offer access to fast growing transport markets. The infrastructure managers in these countries also have low efficiency. Hungary: competitive access prices to/from Ukraine, Romania and Southern Eastern Europe.
Rail network access charges EU-27, 2005 . Hungarian Rail Office 2007 Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania: wide gauge, higher access fees, higher traffic density. Poland, Slovakia: higher access fees, higher traffic density. Portugal, Denmark: lower access fees, lower traffic density. Other EU: lower access charges, lower traffic density. Hungary: competitive access prices to/from Ukraine, Romania , Serbia and Southern Eastern Europe. New initiatives to facilitate border crossing to/from Croatia, Serbia.