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Russian Railways records rise in number of passengers

russian trainsAccording to the latest figures, in November 2017, 91.25 million passengers travelled on the infrastructure owned by Russian Railways, which is 3.2% more than in November 2016.

Suburban passenger numbers amounted to 83.65 million, an increase of 3.3%, while long-distance trains carried 7.6 million passengers, up 2.7%.

Passenger turnover in November 2017 amounted to 8.5 billion passenger-km, 0.1% more than in November 2016. Suburban passenger turnover amounted to 2.5 billion passenger-km, an increase of 0.1%, while long-distance passenger turnover was up 0.1% to 6 billion pass-km.

In January-November 2017, a total of 1.03 billion passengers travelled, 8.1% more compared to January-November 2016, with 94.4 million long-distance passengers, an increase of 0.2%, while suburban numbers rose to 930.3 million, a rise of 8.9%.

Passenger turnover on the network owned by Russian Railways decreased by 1.8% from the beginning of 2017 compared to last year and amounted to 114 billion passenger-kilometres. Suburban, passenger turnover amounted to 29.3 billion pass-km an increase of 2.8%, but long-distance passenger turnover was down to 84.7 billion pass-km, a decline of 3.2%.





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