Railways – tonne-kilometres
Rail accounts for 3.8 billion tonne-kilometres
In 2016, close to 3.8 billion tonne-kilometres were covered by rail in the Flemish Region. Tonne-kilometre is a unit of measurement that combines weight and distance. For example, transporting 2 tonnes (of goods in weight) across a 2-kilometre distance represents 4 tonne-kilometres.
The number of tonne-kilometres has remained virtually unchanged since 2010.
Most tonne-kilometres in the Flemish Region
The Flemish Region accounts for just over half of all tonne-kilometres covered by rail in Belgium.