Which Country Has the Most Employees in Railways?

Principle Railways Enterprise (s) Workforce (persons), 2012 or latest
Transport | February 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 26 countries in 2012, France ranked the highest in principle railways enterprise (s) workforce with 165,928 persons followed by USA and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Estonia with 1,752 persons, Macedonia with 2,582 persons and Ireland with 4,234 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Principle Railways Enterprise (s) Workforce indicator page.

Principle Railways Enterprise (s) Workforce Unit 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Austria persons 14,830 14,167 13,092 12,779 12,468 ...
Azerbaijan persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 24,812 25,752 30,264 ... 14,038 ... ...
Bulgaria persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 33,582 31,370 29,126
France persons ... ... ... ... ... ...
Germany persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 134,702 ... ...
Hungary persons ... 42,709 37,795 36,794 34,900
Italy persons ... 91,679 87,421 83,335 78,991 80,153
Poland persons 125,263 122,568 117,077 109,743 103,806
Serbia persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 20,857 20,920 20,131 ... 18,521 ... ...
Slovakia persons 34,766 34,074 33,468 32,643 31,749
Spain persons ... 20,721 20,763 20,893 20,671 ...
Sweden persons 15,539 16,011 16,680 16,638 14,428 ...
Switzerland persons ... 34,037 33,238 ... ... 32,281 ... ...
Turkey persons 26,415 28,024 27,603 26,868 26,032
USA persons ... 167,581 167,216 164,439 151,906 151,870 ... ...