Based on the seven indicators, the cluster analysis for freight transport by rail was undertaken. As for road freight, regions were grouped into four clusters described as follows:
Cluster A "Less intense rail freight transport regions" includes those regions that have absolute and relative freight transport intensities below averages and thus intraregional imbalances is to their disadvantage. However, they have a fairly good connectivity to other regions and their network selectivity is low, i.e. they are less depending on single destinations.
Cluster B "Less connected rail freight transport regions" is somewhat similar to Cluster A. Absolute and relative intensity is almost as low, they are on the negative side of the intraregional balance. However, they have a rather high level of connectivity and also a low network selectivity.
Cluster C "Moderate rail freight transport regions" behave in all rail freight indicators very close to the average of all regions in Europe.
Cluster D "Intense rail freight transport regions" have higher connectivity, absolute and relative intensity, lower network selectivity and dominate the intraregional balance in rail freight transport.
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