|Jan 20, 2020
Passenger numbers rise on Russian Railway’s day trains
RUSSIAN Railways (RZD) subsidiary Federal Passenger Company (FPK) carried around 17.7 million passengers on its long-distance day train services in 2019, an 18% increase from 2018.
In December 2019, FPK carried around 1.4 million passengers on these services, 10.1% more than in December 2018. This includes passengers using FPK’s Swallow and Swift services, as well as other single-deck and double-deck trains.
The total share of long-distance passengers travelling by day trains in 2019 amounted to 17.4% compared with 15.4% in 2018.
Day trains accounted for 17.4% of FPK’s long-distance services in 2019, up from 15.4% in 2018.
FPK currently operates 59 day train services along 34 domestic routes, including from Moscow to Tambov, Lipetsk, Yaroslavl, Belgorod, Smolensk, Kursk, Bryansk, and Saransk, as well as Krasnodar – Adler, and Krasnodar – Imereti Resort.
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