Passenger transportation in 2018
In 2018, passenger transportation volumes reached a ten-year high of 1.157 billion people (up 3.5% y-o-y), with both suburban and long-haul routes contributing to the growth.
Long-haul passenger turnover stood at 96.3 bn pkm, or 105.7% vs 2017, while suburban passenger turnover rose by 3.9% y-o-y to 33.1 bn pkm. Over the year, 1,046.9 million passengers were transported in the suburban segment – a 3.1% increase vs 2017, with full-price passengers, students, and holders of regional travel benefits adding 0.7%, 0.8% and 32.6% y-o-y, respectively.
The number of suburban passengers also increased due to the development of the Moscow Central Circle and amounted to 129.6 million passengers (up 17% y-o-y).
|In absolute terms||%|
|Passenger turnover, bn pkm||122.9||129.4||6.4||5.2|
|Suburban transportation, bn pkm||31.9||33.1||1.2||3.9|
|Long-haul transportation, bn pkm||91.0||96.3||5.2||5.7|
|Including high-speed and ultra high-speed trains||6.1||7.3||1.2||19.9|
|Passengers transported, m people||1,117.9||1,157.2||39.3||3.5|
|Suburban transportation, m people||1,015.7||1,046.9||31.2||3.1|
|Long-haul transportation, m people||102.2||110.3||8.1||7.9|
|Including high-speed and ultra high-speed trains||12.4||15.6||3.2||25.8|
Rolling stock renewal
Rolling stock renewal is one of the suburban segment’s priorities. In line with its approved investment programme for 2018, Russian Railways purchased 180 Lastochka cars (35 trains).
- purchasing the Federal Passenger Company’s long-haul passenger rolling stock to replace the railcar fleet;
- purchasing Lastochka cars for suburban and long-haul Daily ExpressDaily Express refers to day trains with a speed exceeding 100 km/h. transportation between the largest cities. This will help boost passenger traffic, create a brand new type of service with reduced travel time, and introduce innovative comfortable coach cars;
- conducting overhauls of electric trains.