Long-distance passenger traffic on Russian Railways' network up 5.6% in September 2016
According to the latest figures, the infrastructure owned by Russian Railways carried 92.3 million passengers in September 2016, 2.9% more than in September 2015.
Suburban passenger numbers were up 2.6% and amounted to 83.8 million, while long-distance passengers rose to 8.5 million, an increase of 5.6%.
Passenger turnover in September totaled 11.2 billion passenger-kilometres, 6% more than in September 2015.
Passenger turnover on long-distance routes in September 2016 was 8.4 billion passenger-km, an increase of 8%, while suburban turnover reached 2.8 billion passenger-km, up 0.5%.
During January-September 2016, a total of 765.1 million passengers travelled, a decline of 0.4% compared to January-September 2015. Long-distance passengers amounted to 79.3 million, a rise of 4.4%, while suburban numbers fell to 685.8 million, a decline of 0.9%.
Passenger turnover on the Russian Railways' network increased by 4.4% from the beginning of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015 and amounted to 98.4 billion passenger-kilometres.
Long-distance passenger turnover between January-September 2016 totalled 75.1 billion passenger-km, up 6.1%, while suburban turnover amounted to 23.3 billion passenger-kilometres, a decline of 0.6%.