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Number of train passengers halves in Q2

Published : 01 Oct 2020, 01:08

  DF Report

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A total of 10.8 million trips in passenger traffic were made on Finnish railways in the second quarter of 2020, which is 52 per cent less than that in the corresponding quarter of last year, according to the Statistics Finland.

The number of passenger kilometres in train traffic totalled 359 million. Passenger kilometres went down by 70 per cent year on year.

Passenger kilometres indicate that the number of trips decreased more in long-distance transport than in local transport.

In January to June 2020, a total of 29.5 million trips were made in passenger traffic, which was 34 per cent less than the corresponding figure one year earlier.

In January to June 2020, the number of passenger-kilometres in train traffic totalled 1,457 million kilometres, which posted 39 per cent slide year on year.

A total of 9.9 million tonnes of goods were transported by rail in Finland during the second quarter of 2020. The volume of goods transported by rail totalled 2.6 billion tonne-kilometres.