Passenger traffic on the network owned by Russian Railways increased by 5.4% in February
According to the latest figures, in February 2018 80.7 million passengers were
transported on the infrastructure owned by Russian Railways, 5.4% more than in February
2017. Suburban passenger numbers amounted to 74.3 million, an increase of 5.4%, while
long-distance passengers increased to 6.3 million, a rise of 5.5%.
Passenger turnover in February 2018 amounted to 7 billion passenger-kilometres,
which is 3% more than during the same month in 2017. Suburban passenger turnover rose
to 2.2 billion passenger-km, an increase of 3.1%, while long-distance passenger turnover
increased to 4.8 billion passenger-km, up 3%.
During January-February 2018, 161.8 million passengers travelled on the Russian
Railways’ network, 5.1% more than in January-February 2017. Long-distance passenger
numbers were up 6.4% to 14.5 million, while suburban passengers increased to 147.3
million, a rise of 4.9%.
Passenger turnover on the network of Russian Railways since the beginning of 2018
increased by 3.7% compared to the level of the previous year and amounted to 15.9
billion pass-km. Suburban passenger turnover in January-February amounted to 4.5 billion
passenger-km, an increase of 2.8%, while long-distance passenger turnover stood at
11.4 billion pass-km, up 4.1%.
Since the beginning of 2018, the Moscow Central Ring (MCR) has transported more
than 18.4 million passengers, 31.4% more than in the same two months of last year.
In total, have more than 156 million passengers have used the Moscow Central Ring
since its launch on 10 September 2016. A record number of passengers on the MCC was
reached on 14 December 2017, when 431,300 people travelled.