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Table 30.2 Canadian railway carriers' operating statistics, 2002 to 2007

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Table 30.2  Canadian railway carriers' operating statistics, 2002 to 2007
  2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  $ thousands
Operating revenue 8,213,346 8,307,268 8,861,767 9,821,994 10,397,871 10,481,566
Freight revenue 7,256,434 7,354,925 7,879,379 8,759,069 9,344,811 9,435,757
Passenger revenue 287,394 255,776 265,192 282,881 294,529 291,784
All other operating revenue 669,518 696,567 717,194 780,044 758,530 754,026
Operating expenses 6,621,037 6,713,296 6,951,895 7,506,354 7,787,544 7,989,137
Ways and structures expenses 1,229,852 1,221,768 1,283,774 1,311,510 1,340,936 1,459,704
Equipment expenses 1,396,081 1,430,549 1,371,147 1,440,876 1,466,059 1,507,953
Rail operating expenses 2,718,701 2,776,794 2,929,148 3,216,111 3,385,043 3,621,517
General expenses 1,276,401 1,284,185 1,367,826 1,537,857 1,595,506 1,399,963
  thousands
Transportation and other cost-generating sources            
Tonnes of freight transported 335,830 343,304 361,606 369,943 353,346 350,487
Tonne–kilometres of freight transported 317,806,584 318,263,125 338,897,938 352,139,700 352,342,829 357,444,398
Passengers transported 4,251 3,958 4,048 4,269 4,243 4,336
Passenger–kilometres of passengers transported 1,596,947 1,433,643 1,420,804 1,478,454 1,450,481 1,444,656
Litres of diesel oil consumed for all trains 1,969,741 2,007,813 2,097,070 2,130,224 2,119,082 2,193,684
  number
Employees 37,282 36,312 35,591 34,995 34,062 34,281
Source: Statistics Canada, CANSIM tables 404-0004, 404-0005, 404-0013, 404-0016 and 404-0019.