Monday April 12, 2021

Passenger train trips falls 40% in 2020 Q3

Published : 04 Apr 2021, 22:05

  DF Report

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In the last quarter of 2020, a total of 15.2 million trips in passenger traffic travelled on Finnish railways, which is 40 per cent fewer than that in in the corresponding quarter of the previous year, according to Statistics Finland.

The number of passenger kilometres in train traffic totalled 589 million. Passenger kilometres went down by 55 per cent ye in the corresponding quarter of 2019.

In 2020, a total of 59.6 million trips were made in passenger traffic, which was 36 per cent less year on year. In 2020, the number of passenger-kilometres in train traffic totalled 2,820 million kilometres, which was 43 per cent lower year on year.

A total of 10.1 million tonnes of goods were transported by rail in Finland during the last quarter of 2020. The transport volume of goods transported by rail totalled 2.7 billion tonne-kilometres.

The performances of freight transport by rail starting from 2020 are not fully comparable with the data of earlier years due to changes made to the statistics.