Number of passengers carried by public transport decreases during the first nine months of 2015

02.12.2015

According to the data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), during the first nine months of 2015, 186.7 mln passengers were carried by public transport, which is a decrease of 2.6% or 5 mln passengers, as compared with the corresponding period of 2014.

In the 3rd quarter of 2015, as compared with the 3rd quarter of 2014 the number of passengers carried by public transport decreased by 3.3% or 2.1 mln passengers.

Passenger traffic by public transport in breakdown by quarter, mln passengers

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

During the first nine months of 2015, as compared with the corresponding period of 2014, the greatest drop of 2 mln or 13.3% was recorded in the number of passengers carried by rail.

65.1 mln passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, which is a decrease of 4.5% compared with the corresponding period of 2014.

According to data of State Ltd. "Road Transport Administration", during the first nine months of 2015, 108.5 mln passengers were carried by regular bus traffic lines, which is the same as compared with the first nine months of 2014 (increase of 0.1%).

Passenger traffic by public transport in breakdown by mode of transport

 

nine months of 2015

3rd quarter of 2015

 

mln passengers

changes as % over nine months

of 2014

mln passengers

changes as % over 3rd quarter of

2014

Rail

13.1

-13.3

5.0

-13.9

Regular bus traffic lines

108.5

+0.1

35.5

-0.8

Trolleybuses

33.1

-5.6

10.5

-4.5

Trams

32.0

-3.4

10.0

-4.8

The number of passengers carried by regular domestic bus traffic lines grew by 0.2%, of which in urban routes – by 1.2%. In regional local routes the number of carried passengers dropped by 4%, and in regional interurban routes decreased by 1.4%.

Number of passengers carried by regular domestic bus traffic lines in breakdown by quarter, mln

Data source: Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

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

Note: Absolute changes and percentage changes have been calculated from data not converted into millions.

 

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