In 2013, passenger rail turnover decreased by 4.2% due to an overall reduction in long-distance passenger turnover. However, following the introduction of additional routes, high-speed passenger transportation demonstrated a significant growth of 9.2%.
Key performance indicators of railway passenger transport
|Indicators||2009||2010||2011||2012||Value||% to 2012|
|Passenger turnover of railway transport, bn passenger-kilometres||151.5||138.9||139.8||144.6||138.5||-4.2|
|Number of transported passengers, mln passengers||1,136.9||946.5||993.1||1,058.8||1,079.6||2.0|
The electric train Lastochka was launched on the routes Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod, St.Petersburg – Veliky Novgorod, and St.Petersburg – Bologoye routes, as well as on Olympic routes.
A car-garage service was launched on the Moscow – St.Petersburg and Moscow – Petrozavodsk routes.
A deluxe double-decker train began operating on the Moscow – Adler route.
An upgrade was carried out on the Sapsan high-speed electric trains
A pilot programme of buying electronic tickets for suburban trains online was launched.
Railway passenger turnover, bn passenger-kilometres
Number of rail passengers,