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02.03.2012, 14:18 BNN-news.com

Public transport less used last year

Public transport less used last year

In the last quarter of 2011 and in the last year in general, passenger traffic with public transport decreased a little: respectively by 2.5% and 1.5%, compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

In the 4th quarter of 2011, 4.8 million passengers used railway transport which is by 0.4% less than in the 4th quarter of 2010. Inland railway passenger transport decreased by 0.3%, but international railway passenger transport (mainly between Latvia and Russia) – by 1.9%. In total, number of railway passengers decreased by 1.7% last year, compared to the previous year.

In the 4th quarter, 30 million passengers were transported by regular busses – 3.5% less, compared to October – December of the previous year. Most (99.7%) passengers transported by regular busses used inland transport. Inland passenger transport with regular busses decreased by 3.4%, but international transport – by 12.4%. In total, number of passengers transported by regular busses, compared to the previous year, decreased by 4.4% last year.

23.1 million passengers were transported by city electric transport which is by 1.7% less than in the corresponding period of the previous year. Number of trolleybus passengers decreased by 0.7%, but tram passengers – by 2.8%. In 2011, 87.8 million passengers were transported by city electric transport which is by 2.8% more than in 2010.

Ref: 102.110.110.390

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