Passenger transportation in Ukraine 3.5% down in 7 months

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Aug. 17, 2012, 2:41 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine



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Ukrainian transport companies saw passenger transportation fall by 3.5% in January-July 2012 compared to January-July 2011, to 3.9 billion people, the State Statistics Service has reported.

Passenger turnover fell by 0.9%, to 77.4 billion passenger-kilometers.

In the period, 252.4 million passengers traveled by rail, which was the same year-over-year (taking into account transportation by city trains).

The number of passengers serviced by Prydniprovska railways grew by 0.2%.

Donetsk railways decreased the number of passengers serviced by 2%, Pivdenna railways by 1.3%, while Pivdenno-Zakhidna railways saw passenger transportation fall by 4.3%, Odesa railways by 2%, and Lviv railways by 2.3%.

In January-July 2012, two billion passengers traveled by road, including those serviced by private entrepreneurs, and this was 6.7% down on January-July 2011. Passenger transportation by private entrepreneurs alone fell by 10.4%.

Passenger transportation by sea contracted by 14.3% year-over-year. Sevastopol-based enterprises accounted for 80.4% of overall voyages by sea and decreased transportation by 17.7%.

Sea voyages abroad grew by 25% in January-July 2012 compared to January-July 2011. Crimean companies, which accounted for 98.3% of all voyages abroad, increased passenger transportation by 25.4%.

Airlines carried 4.5 million passengers in the period under review, which was 10.5% up year-over-year.

Municipal electric transport serviced 1.7 billion passengers in January-July 2012, which was the same year-over-year.

Passenger transportation in January-July 2012:

 Passenger transportationPassenger turnover
Passengers, millionsin % to Jan-July 2011passenger-kilometersin % to Jan-July 2011
By all means of transportation3,895.096.577,419.999.1
Including by:    

©Source: State Statistics Service

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