November 2018: stable growth in the transport of goods
230.9 m t of cargo were transported by rail in the period January - November 2018. This is an increase of over 11 million t, counting year on year. At the same time, the result for 11 months of this year is only 9 million tons lower than the weight transported throughout the whole year 2017. Transport performance and operational performance for 11 months of 2018 are higher than in the entire previous year by 0.3% and 1.5% respectively.
November 2018 : further increases in passenger transport
Over 27 m passengers travelled by train in November 2018. It is more than 2.5 m more than last year. In the second half of the year, the results were better than in 2017 each month. Therefore, it can be estimated that the number of passengers will exceed 300 million this year.
Annual report on rail market operations in 2017
This report presents a detailed analysis of rail market operations in 2017 comparing to the previous years. This is the seventh annual report published in English.
Growth in freight transport after the first half of 2018
In June, 20.8 million tons of cargo were transported by rail. This is 3.7% more than last year. Comparing the first half of 2018 to the first six months of 2017, the increase in the transported mass is 8.5%.
Passenger rail services after the first half of 2018
In the first half of the year, railway undertakings transported over 150 million passengers. The number of passengers traveling by rail in relation to the first six months of the previous year is lower by 1.9%.
Freight rail transport significantly up in April
April was the fourth month of higher values of transported weight of cargo, transport and operational performance compared to last year.
The number of passengers in April slightly higher than a year ago
In April 2018, 25.1 million passengers used railway transport services. The number of passengers was higher by 0.04% compared to April last year. This is the first month with results higher than last year.
Big increases in rail freight transport after Q1 2018
While comparing Q1 2017 to Q1 2018, increases of all three main indicators could be observed – weight by 14%, transport performance by 18% and operating performance by 19%.
24 m passengers in March 2018
24.3 m passengers traveled by rail in March 2018 (-8%). During the first quarter of this year 72 m passengers traveled by train. This result is lower than in the same period of 2017.
The Sixth IRG-Rail Market Monitoring report has been published.
IRG-Rail has published the Sixth Market Monitoring report, covering data for 2016 and previous years from 28 European countries.
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