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Passenger traffic on Russian Railways’ network rose by almost 4% in January 2018

According to the latest figures, 80.4 million passengers were transported on the infrastructure of Russian Railways during January 2018.

According to the latest figures, 80.4 million passengers were transported on the infrastructure of Russian Railways during January 2018, 3.8% more than in the same month last year. Suburban passenger numbers amounted to 72.2 million, an increase of 3.4%, while long-distance passengers jumped to 8.2 million, up 6.9%.

Passenger turnover in January 2018 amounted to 8.8 billion passenger-kilometres, 3.1% more than in the same month of 2017. Suburban passenger turnover rose slightly to 2.2 billion passenger-kilometres, an increase of 0.8%, while long-distance passenger turnover increased to 6.6 billion passenger-kilometres, up 3.9%.

Over 9 million passengers were transported on the Moscow Central Ring (MCC) in January 2018, a jump of 34% compared to January 2017. Since it was launched, a total of 146.6 million passengers have used the services of the Moscow Central Ring. The MCC reached a record number of passengers on 14 December 2017 of 431,300 people, the highest figure following its launch on 10 September 2016.

Iuliia Tore

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