In the 1st quarter total number of passengers carried reduced
According to the data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), in the 1st quarter of 2015 the total number of passengers carried by public transport decreased by 1.7%.
In the 1st quarter of 2015, 22.8 mln passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, which is a drop of 4.3% compared to the 1st quarter of 2014. The number of passengers carried by trolleybus reduced by 6.2%, but by tramway – by 2.3%.
Passenger traffic by public transport
1st quarter of 2015
changes as %
over 1st quarter of 2014
Regular bus traffic lines
In the 1st quarter of 2015, 3.8 mln passengers were carried by train, which is a decrease of 13.1% compared to the corresponding period of 2014. 99.1% of all passengers carried by rail were carried by national transport. The number of passengers carried by national transport by rail fell by 12.8%. In the international traffic the number of passengers reduced by more than one third (38.1%).
According to data provided by the State Ltd. "Road Transport Administration", in the 1st quarter of 2015, 36.5 mln passengers were carried by regular bus traffic lines – more by 1.5% than in the 1st quarter of 2014. Since 2010 number of passengers carried has become stable and significant increases or decreases were not observed.
|Number of passengers carried by regular domestic bus traffic lines by routes and by quarters, mln passengers|
Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
In the 1st quarter of 2015, compared to the corresponding time period of 2014, number of passengers carried by national transport rose by 1.6%. Number of passengers in the international bus routes reduced by almost half (by 47.3%), which was affected by the largest international passenger carrier's departure from the Latvian passenger transportation market.
More information on transport activity is available in the CSB database in section "Transport".
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