Russian Railways’ infrastructure carries 99.8 million passengers in July 2012

Russian Railways’ infrastructure carries 99.8 million passengers in July 2012

Russian Railways carried 99.8 million passengers on its own infrastructure in July 2012, 4.9% more than in July 2011. Suburban passenger numbers rose 5.5% to 85.9 million, while long-distance passengers went up by 1.3% to reach 13.9 million.

Passenger turnover in July 2012 amounted to 18.3 billion passenger-kilometres, an increase of 2.4% on July 2011.

During January-July 2012, Russian Railways carried 599.1 million passengers, up 7.2% on the same period in 2011. Long-distance passenger numbers totalled 66.4 million passengers, up 2% o the same period in 2011, while suburban passengers rose 7.9% to 532.8 million.

Passenger turnover on the Russian Railways’ network since the beginning of 2012 rose by 3.9% compared to last year and amounted to 80.9 billion passenger-kilometres.