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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 491


  • Section: H - Transportation and storage
  • Division: 49 - Land transport and transport via pipelines
  • Group: 491 - Transport via railways


This Group is divided into the following Classes:

  • 4911 - Passenger rail transport, interurban
  • 4912 - Freight rail transport

Explanatory note

This group includes rail transportation of passengers and/or freight using railroad rolling stock on mainline networks, usually spread over an extensive geographic area. Freight rail transport over short-line freight railroads is included here.

This group excludes:
- urban and suburban passenger land transport, see 4921
- related activities such as switching and shunting, see 5221
- operation of railroad infrastructure, see 5221

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