Russian Railways carries 93.8 million passengers in May 2012

Russian Railways carries 93.8 million passengers in May 2012

According to the latest figures, Russian Railways carried 93.8 million passengers on its infrastructure in May 2012, 5.8% more than in May 2011. According to the latest figures, Russian Railways carried 93.8 million passengers on its infrastructure in May 2012, 5.8% more than in May 2011. Suburban passenger numbers increased by 6.2% to 84.8 million, while long-distance passengers rose 1.8% to 9.1 million.

Passenger turnover in May 2012 amounted to 11 billion passenger-kilometres, up 2.6% on May 2011.

During January-May 2012, Russian Railways carried a total of 402.6 million passengers, an 8.2% increase over the same period in 2011. Long-distance passengers numbers increased to 41.3 million, up 2.7% on the first five months in 2011, while suburban commuters rose 8.8% to 361.4 million.

Passenger turnover on the Russian Railways network since the beginning of 2012 rose by 4.8% compared to the same period last year and reached 48.2 billion passenger-kilometres