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Railway transport (COFOG-A 114)

Australian System of Government Finance Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
Reference period
2015
Released
23/12/2015
Next release Unknown
First release
A1C.241.

Railway transport (COFOG-A 114) consists of government expenditure on railway transport. This category is further classified into:

  • urban railway transport services (COFOG-A 1141);
  • non-urban railway transport freight services (COFOG-A 1142); and
  • non-urban railway transport passenger services (COFOG-A 1143).

Urban railway transport services (COFOG-A 1141)

A1C.242.

Urban railway transport services (COFOG-A 1141) consists of:

  • the administration of affairs and services concerning operation, use, construction or maintenance of urban railway transport systems and facilities (railway roadbeds, terminals, tunnels, bridges, embankments, cuttings, etc.);
  • the supervision and regulation of urban railway users (rolling stock condition, roadbed stability, passenger safety, freight security, etc.), of urban railway transport system operations (granting of franchises, approval of freight tariffs and passenger fares and of hours and frequency of service, etc.) and of urban railway construction and maintenance;
  • the construction or operation of non-enterprise-type urban railway transport systems and facilities;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on urban railway transport system operations and on urban railway construction activities; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the operation, construction, maintenance or upgrading of urban railway transport systems and facilities.

Includes: Long-line and interurban railway transport systems; urban rapid transit railway transport systems and street railway transport systems; acquisition and maintenance of rolling stock; planning and designing urban railway transport systems and facilities.

Excludes: Grants, loans and subsidies to rolling stock manufacturers (classified to manufacturing (COFOG-A 0442)); construction of noise embankments, hedges and other anti-noise facilities including the resurfacing of sections of railways with noise reducing surfaces (classified to pollution abatement (COFOG-A 0531)); integrated urban transit systems where separate urban railway transport data is not available (classified to multi-mode urban transport (COFOG-A 1161)).

Non-urban railway transport freight services (COFOG-A 1142)

A1C.243.

Non-urban railway transport freight services (COFOG-A 1142) consists of:

  • the administration of affairs and services concerning operation, use, construction or maintenance of non-urban freight railway transport systems and facilities (railway roadbeds, terminals, tunnels, bridges, embankments, cuttings, etc.);
  • the supervision and regulation of non-urban freight railway users (rolling stock condition, roadbed stability, freight security, etc.), of non-urban freight railway transport system operations (granting of franchises, approval of freight tariffs and of hours and frequency of service, etc.) and of non-urban freight railway construction and maintenance;
  • the construction or operation of non-enterprise-type non-urban freight railway transport systems and facilities;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on non-urban freight railway transport system operations and non-urban freight railway construction activities; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the operation, construction, maintenance or upgrading of non-urban freight railway transport systems and facilities.

Includes: Long-line railway transport systems; acquisition and maintenance of rolling stock; planning and designing non-urban freight railway transport systems and facilities.

Excludes: Grants, loans and subsidies to rolling stock manufacturers (classified to manufacturing (COFOG-A 0442)); construction of noise embankments, hedges and other anti-noise facilities including the resurfacing of sections of railways with noise reducing surfaces (classified to pollution abatement (COFOG-A 0531)).

Non-urban railway transport passenger services (COFOG-A 1143)

A1C.244.

Non-urban railway transport passenger services (COFOG-A 1143) consists of:

  • the administration of affairs and services concerning operation, use, construction or maintenance of non-urban passenger railway transport systems and facilities (railway roadbeds, terminals, tunnels, bridges, embankments, cuttings, etc.);
  • the supervision and regulation of non-urban passenger railway users (rolling stock condition, roadbed stability, passenger safety, etc.), of non-urban passenger railway transport system operations (granting of franchises, approval of passenger fares and of hours and frequency of service, etc.) and of non-urban passenger railway construction and maintenance;
  • the construction or operation of non-enterprise-type non-urban passenger railway transport systems and facilities;
  • the production and dissemination of general information, technical documentation and statistics on non-urban passenger railway transport system operations and non-urban passenger railway construction activities; and
  • grants, loans or subsidies to support the operation, construction, maintenance or upgrading of non-urban passenger railway transport systems and facilities.

Includes: Long-line railway transport systems; street railway transport systems; acquisition and maintenance of rolling stock; planning and designing non-urban passenger railway transport systems and facilities.

Excludes: Grants, loans and subsidies to rolling stock manufacturers (classified to manufacturing (COFOG-A 0442)); construction of noise embankments, hedges and other anti-noise facilities including the resurfacing of sections of railways with noise reducing surfaces (classified to pollution abatement (COFOG-A 0531)).