Rail transport is reasonably well developed in the Comecon countries. In most of them it handles more freight than any other means of transport, and in fact in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Mongolia and the USSR more than is carried by all other means combined (if private traffic is excluded). This is demonstrated in Table 38. The length of the railway lines in use, in km per 1,000 sq. km of the country’s area, in the Eastern European countries in 1970 ranged from 38 in Bulgaria and 46 in Romania to 99 in Hungary and 135 in the German DR; but in the USSR it was only 6 and in Mongolia 1. The figures for the USA, Japan, France, Great Britain and the FR of Germany were 35, 55, 65, 80 and 135 respectively.1
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