Passenger traffic on Russian Railways' network increased by 4.4% in October 2016
According to the latest figures, the infrastructure owned by Russian Railways transported
92.4 m passengers in October 2016, 4.4% more than in October 2015. Suburban passengers
rose 4.8% to 85.1 m, while long-distance passenger numbers were down 0.4% to 7.3 m.
Between January and October 2016, total passenger numbers amounted to 858.1, an
increase of 0.2% compared to January-October 2015. Long-distance passenger numbers
were up 3.9% to 86.5 m, while suburban passengers were down 0.2% to 771.6 m.
Passenger turnover amounted to almost 9 billion passenger-kilometres in October
2016, 0.5% more than in October 2015. Passenger turnover on long-distance services
amounted to 6.3 billion passenger-km in October 2015, an increase of 0.6%, while suburban
passenger numbers increased 0.4% to 2.7 billion passenger-km.
Since the beginning of 2016, passenger turnover on the Russian Railways' network
increased by 4.1% compared to last year and amounted to 107.4 billion passenger-kilometres.
Long-distance passenger turnover between January and October amounted to 81.4 billion
passenger-km, a rise of 5.6%, while suburban turnover was 26 billion passenger-km,
a decline of 0.5%.