Long-distance passenger numbers on the Russian Railways’ network increased by 8% in July 2016

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According to the latest figures, 96.5 million passengers were transported on the infrastructure owned by Russian Railways in July 2016, an increase of 0.5% on the same month last year. Long-distance passengers rose 8% to 12.5 million, although suburban passenger numbers fell 0.5% to 84 million.

Passenger turnover in July 2016 amounted to 16.1 billion passenger-kilometres, 7.2% more than in the same month of 2015.

In January-July 2016, a total of 580.4 million passengers travelled, 0.5% less than during January-July 2015. Long-distance passenger numbers amounted to 57.9 million, up 3.7%, while suburban passengers fell 1% to 522.5 million.

Since the beginning of 2016, passenger turnover on the network owned by Russian Railways has increased by 3.1% compared to last year and amounted to 69.9 billion passenger-kilometres.

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