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You're reading: Passenger transportation in Ukraine 3.5% down in 7 months

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 transportation Passenger turnover
Passengers, millions in % to Jan-July 2011 passenger-kilometers in % to Jan-July 2011
By all means of transportation 3,895.0 96.5 77,419.9 99.1
Including by:        
rail 252.4 100.0 30,068.2 97.5
road 1,974.9 93.3 28,972.8 98.5
water 3.6 82.9 45.2 89.4
air 4.5 110.5 7,991.9 106.3
tram 454.4 99.3 2,531.9 99.6
trolleybus 764.5 100.6 4,443.6 100.8
subway 440.7 99.6 3,366.3 99.9

©Source: State Statistics Service

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