06.05.2020   14:00

Passenger traffic on the network owned by Russian Railways down 70% in April 2020

According to the latest figures, 30.3 million passengers were transported on the infrastructure owned by Russian Railwaysin April 2020, 69.7% down on the same month last year. Suburban commuter trains carried 28.5 million passengers, a decline of 69%, while long-distance trains transported 1.8 million passengers, a fall of 77%.

Passenger turnover in April 2020 amounted to 2.3 billion passenger-kilometres, 74.2% less than in April 2019. Suburban commuter passenger turnover fell 67.7% to 0.9 billion pass-km, while long-distance passenger turnover was down by 77.1% to 1.4 billion pass-km.

A total of 289.4 million passengers travelled in January-April 2020, a reduction of 20.3% compared to January-April 2019. Long-distancepassengers amounted to 24.4 million, down 22.1% compared to January-April 2019, while suburban commuter passengers fell to 265 million passengers, a decrease of 20.1%.

Passenger turnover on the network owned by Russian Railways has decreased by 21.1% since the beginning of 2020 compared to the same period last year and amounted to 26.6 billion pass-km. Suburban passenger turnover was down 20.1%, a decline of 8.1 billion pass-km, while long-distance passenger turnover fell 21.5% to 18.5 billion pass-km.

The Moscow Central Ringhas carried almost 38.3 million passengerssince the beginning of 2020, 17.5% less than in the same period last year. In total, the Moscow Central Ring has carried nearly 453.4 million passengers since it began operations.