According to the latest figures, 88.9 million passengers travelled on Russian Railways infrastructure during September 2011, up 6.3% over the same period last year. The Company carried 79.3 million suburban passengers, an increase of 7.1%, and 9.6 million long-distance passengers, up 0.4%.
Passenger turnover in September 2011 amounted to 12.7 billion passenger-kilometres, which is 1.1% more than in September 2010.
From January to September 2011, Russian Railways carried 741.1 million passengers, up 4.4% over the same period in 2010. The Company carried 88.3 million long-distance passengers, down by 0.1% compared to the analogous period last year, and 652.7 million suburban commuters, an increase of 5%.
Passenger traffic on the Russian Railways network during the first nine months of 2011 increased by 0.2% compared to last year and amounted to 108.7 billion passenger-km.
Also in Russia today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Moscow.
City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
Moscow.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.