Inadequate rail transport facilities

Other Names:
Inadequate rail transport in land-locked and transit countries

[Industrialized countries] In the developed countries, passenger carrying rail service has steadily deteriorated. Rolling stock is antiquated; the passengers experience discomfort; and schedules have been cut, increasing waiting times or eliminating service from some stations altogether. Energy and labour costs are blamed, as well as truck and airplane competition for freight. In the developing countries there are insufficient electrification, rail lines, rolling and tractive stock, and personnel to manage, operate and maintain rail systems.


Narrower Problems:
Rail traffic congestion
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 14: Life Below Water
Date of last update
22.05.2019 – 16:22 CEST