Passenger numbers on network owned by Russian Railways up 60% in June 2021
According to the latest figures, the infrastructure owned by Russian Railway transported 96.3 million passengers in June 2021, 60% more than during the same month of the previous year.
The number of suburban passengers increased by 53% to 86.5 million, while long-distance passengers were up 2.8 times, rising from 3.5 million to almost 9.8 million people.
Passenger turnover in June 2021 amounted to 11.2 billion passenger-kilometres, almost 2.5 times more than in 2020. Suburban passenger turnover increased by almost 53% to 2.8 billion pass-km, while long-distance passenger turnover was up threefold to 8.4 billion pass-km.
In January-June 2021, a total of 503.9 million passengers travelled, up 32% compared to January-June 2020. Suburban passengers were up 31% to 461.7 million, while long-distance passengers rose to 42.2 million, an increase of 42%.
Passenger turnover on the network owned by Russian Railways since the beginning of 2021 has increased by 36% compared to last year and amounted to almost 46 billion pass-km.
Suburban passenger turnover was up to about 13.9 billion passenger-km, an increase of 27%, while long-distance passenger turnover increased 40% to 32.1 billion pass-km.