In the first half number of passengers carried by public transport has reduced by 2.3%

02.09.2015

According to the data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), in the first half of 2015 the total number of passengers carried by public transport decreased by 2.3%.

Passenger traffic with public transport by quarters, mln passengers

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

In the 1st half of 2015, 44.7 mln passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, which is a decrease of 4.5% compared to the corresponding period of 2014. The number of passengers carried by trolleybus reduced by 6.1%, but by tram – by 2.8%.

Passenger traffic with public transport by mode of transport

 

First half of 2015

2nd quarter of 2015

 

mln passengers

changes as percent over first half of 2014

mln passengers

changes as percent over 2nd quarter of 2014

Rail

8.2

-13.0

4.3

-12.9

Regular bus traffic lines

72.7

+0.5

36.5

+0.4

Trolleybuses

22.7

-6.1

11.1

-6.0

Trams

22.0

-2.8

10.9

-3.3

In the 1st half of 2015, 8.2 mln passengers were carried by train, which is a decrease of 13% compared to first six months of the previous year. The number of passengers carried by national transport fell by 12.6%, in the international traffic the number of passengers reduced by more than one third (35.8%).

According to data provided by the State Ltd. "Road Transport Administration", in the 1st half of 2015, 72.7 mln passengers were carried by regular bus traffic lines – more by 0.5% than in the 1st half of 2014.

Number of passengers carried by regular domestic bus traffic lines by quarters, mln passengers

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

The number of passengers carried by national transport rose by 0.7%, of which in urban routes – by 1.8%, in regional local routes – by 4% and in regional interurban routes – by 1.6%. In the international traffic the number of passengers carried reduced by 47%.

More information on transport activity is available in the CSB database in section "Transport".

 

More information:
Edīte Miezīte
Transport and Tourism Statistics Section
Tel. +371 67366810