Statistical activity code: 22026
Length of transport routes, length of national roads by type of road cover, number of bridges and viaducts by type of road, railways in the railway traffic register
Air route – fixed route to direct traffic flow of air traffic.
Automotive lockout – interval regulation system of rail traffic in case of which the section between stations is divided into block areas. The indications of the lights restricting the block areas change automatically and the lights transmit the respective signals to the trains according to the fact if the block area behind the indication of the light is free from the rolling stock or occupied with the rolling stock.
Basic road – a road that connects cities with one another and cities with main roads.
Crossing with automatic signal – supplied besides traffic signs with traffic lights, audible warning devices, barriers, a guard or any of them.
Crossing without automatic signal – supplied only with traffic signs.
Electrified railway – track provided with an overhead catenary or a conductor rail to permit electric traction.
Footpath and cycle track (local footpath and cycle track) – a structure constructed or adapted for pedestrian traffic exclusively, for both pedestrians and cyclists, or for cycle traffic exclusively.
Halt – stop-off point generally open to passenger traffic only and not usually staffed.
Inland waterway channel – the most suitable part of the inland waterway, which is published in navigation information and, if necessary, labelled in the wild (until 1994, navigable inland waters).
Level crossing – any level intersection between a road and a railway. (Road – for the purpose of rail statistics, any public or private road, street or highway, including footpaths and bicycle lane.) There are two types of level crossings: crossings with automatic signal and without automatic signal.
Main road – a highway that connects the capital with other major cities, these cities with one another, and the capital and other major cities with important ports, railway junctions and border crossing points.
Other road – other road not specified elsewhere.
Paved street – a street with an area for pedestrian traffic, and also with separately located footpaths and cycle tracks.
Public railway – the railway infrastructure of a railway enterprise, the use of which with regard to basic and extra services and fees, time and other conditions of use, is ensured without discrimition to all railway enterprises for the provision of rail transport services on the basis of and pursuant to the procedure provided for in the Railways Act.
Railway – a civil engineering works permanently attached to a plot of land, the essential parts of which are the track bed and the superstructure consisting of rails, switch blades, sleepers and ballast and supported by the track bed.
Railway station – a railway establishment which is either open or not to the public, generally staffed and which is designed for one or more of the following operations: formation, dispatch, reception and temporary stabling of trains; stabling and marshalling of rolling stock; boarding and alighting of passengers; generally, where open to public, providing facilities for the purchase of tickets; loading and unloading of goods.
Ramp and connecting road – a structure for traffic management and channeling of traffic flows in the junction area of roads which are grade separated or at the same grade.
Running track – a track providing end-to-end line continuity designed for trains between stations or places indicated in tariffs as independent points of departure or arrival for the conveyance of passengers or goods.
Secondary road – a road that connects cities with towns and small towns, towns and small towns with one another and all of these with main and basic roads.
Semi-automotive lockout – semi-automotive system of rail traffic, which enables to open the departure signal and send the train to the section between stations in case of electric block-signal “OK” received from the stationmaster of the neighboring station.
Total length of railway – all railways which are connected, directly or by way of other railways, to a network of railways designated for public use (hereinafter public railways), including railways which are necessary for entry into or departure from depots or railway repair workshops (depot sidings) and railways which only support transport.
Track – a pair of rails over which rail borne vehicles can run. Track gauge: distance between a pair of rails measured between the inside edges of the rail heads.
National road, railway, navigable inland waterway, air route
Estonia as a whole
Transport routes 1990–…
Gas pipelines 2002–2016
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
United Nations (UN)
International Transport Forum (ITF)
International Road Federation (IRF)
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Data are published in the statistical database at http://pub.stat.ee under the subject area “Economy / Transport / Transport infrastructure” in the following tables:
RST02: Length of transport routes, 31 December
RST022: Length of national road by type of pavement, 31 December
RST026: Railways registered in the Estonian Railway Traffic Register, 31 December
Glossary for Transport Statistics (prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, ITF and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe)
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Data on railways of the national railway traffic register are received from the Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority. The data are collected with the official statistics questionnaire “Railways and railway rolling stock ”. Data on national roads are received from the Estonian Road Administration. Data on inland waterways are received from the Estonian Maritime Administration. Data on air routes are received from the Estonian Civil Aviation Administration.
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Data are collected with the official statistics annual questionnaire ‟Railway rolling stock entity ”.
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