Russian Railways

Russian Railways’ passenger numbers increased in October 2019

According to the latest figures, almost 106.1 million passengers were transported on the infrastructure owned by Russian Railways in October 2019, 0.4% more than in the same month last year.

Suburban and commuter passengers amounted to about 97 million, which is almost in line with last year’s figure, while long-distance passenger numbers rose 7% to more than 9 million.

Passenger turnover in October 2019 amounted to 10 billion passenger-kilometers, 1.6% more than in the same month in 2018. Suburban traffic passenger turnover amounted to 3 billion pass-km, a slight decline of 1.2%, while long-distance passenger turnover increased by 2.9% to almost 7 billion pass-km.

A total of 1.27 billion passengers traveled in January-October 2019, up 3.8% on the same period in 2018. Long-distance passenger numbers rose to 99.3 million, an increase of 5.7%, while suburban passengers were up to 903.4 million, a rise of 3.6%.

Passenger turnover on the Russian Railways network increased by 3% from January to October 2019 compared to the same period in the previous year and amounted to 114.6 billion pass-km. Passenger turnover on suburban and commuter services in January-October amounted to 28.8 billion pass-km, a rise of 3.9%, while long-distance passenger turnover stood at 85.8 billion pass-km, up 2.7%.

Since the beginning of 2019, 120.3 million passengers have traveled on the Moscow Central Ring (MCC), 14.2% more than in the same period last year. Since the Moscow Central Ring began operations on 19 September 2016, it has carried almost 387.3 million passengers. A record number of passengers on the MCC was recorded on 3 April 2019, when it carried 561,956 people.

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