Passenger traffic on network owned by Russian Railways increased by 2.6% in July 2019
According to the latest figures, almost 108.4 million passengers were transported on the infrastructure of Russian Railways in July 2019, 2.6% more than in the same month last year. Suburban passenger numbers amounted to about 94.4 million, an increase of 2.2%, while long-distance passengers were up by 5.3 % to nearly 14 million.
Passenger turnover in July 2019 amounted to 17 billion passenger-kilometres, 2.5% more than during the same month in 2018. Suburban passenger turnover increased to 3.2 billion pass-km, up 2.3%, while long-distance passenger turnover was up to 13.8 billion pass-km, a rise of 2.5%.
During January to July 2019, a total of 682.2 million passengers were transported, an increase of 4.3% compared to January-July 2018. Long-distance passenger numbers amounted to 66.5 million, an increase of 5.9%, while suburban passengers increased to 615.7 million, up 4.2%.
Since the beginning of 2019, passenger turnover on the network owned by Russian Railways has increased by 3.4% compared to last year and amounted to 75.1 billion passenger-kilometres. Suburban passenger traffic during January to July 2019 amounted to 19.5 billion pass-km, up by 4.9%, while long-distance turnover rose 3% to 55.6 billion pass-km.
Since the beginning of 2019, 81.6 million passengers have been transported on the Moscow Central Ring (MCC), 15.3% more than during the same period last year. Almost 348.7 million passengers have used the MCC’s services since it began operations on 10 September 2016.
A record number of passengers on the MCC since its opening was recorded on 3 April 2019, when it carried 561,956 customers.