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Railways traffic
Description Domestic and international traffic on all railway lines within a country, irrespective of gauge, except railways exclusively within an urban unit, serving a plantation, forest, mine or industrial plant, rack and pinion, cable and funiculars. Stores and personnel carried for administrative, government or military purposes without revenue are excluded from passenger and goods statistics. (United Nations, 1977, p. 248)
Source United Nations (1977a). 1977 Supplement to the Statistical Yearbook and the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics -- Methodology and Definitions. Statistical Office, Series S, Suppl. 2 and Series Q, Suppl. 2 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.78.XVII.10).
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