Passenger numbers on the infrastructure owned by Russian Railways increased by 3.4% in 2018
According to the latest figures, in 2018 OJSC Russian Railways transported 1.155 billion passengers on its own infrastructure, an increase of 3.4% on 2017. Long-distance passengers amounted to 110 million, up by 7.9%, while suburban passenger numbers increased to 1.045 billion, a rise of 2.9% compared to 2017.
Passenger turnover on the Russian Railways’ network in 2018 increased by 5.2% compared to the previous year and amounted to 129.3 billion passenger-kilometres. Long-distance passenger turnover increased 5.7% to 96.2 billion pass-km, while suburban passenger turnover rose 3.7% to 33.1 billion pass-km.
According to the latest figures, the Company transported 94.4 million passengers in December 2018, 2.2% more than in the same month of 2017. Suburban passengers amounted to 86.2 million, a rise of 2%, while long-distance passenger numbers were up to 8.2 million, an increase of 4.2%.
Passenger turnover in December 2018 was 9 billion passenger-kilometres, 2% more than in December 2017. Long-distance passenger turnover was up 1.7% compared to the same month in 2017 and rose to 6.4 billion pass-km, while suburban passenger turnover increased to 2.6 billion pass-km, a rise of 2.8%.
In 2018, 129.5 million passengers travelled on the Moscow Central Ring, including more than 12.2 million people in December.
Another record for the number of passengers using the Moscow Central Ring since its opening on 10 September 2016 was set on 7 November, 2018, when 501,767 people travelled.