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Number of passengers carried by public transport decreases in Latvia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUDuring the first nine months of 2015, 186.7 million passengers were carried by public transport, which is a decrease of 2.6% or 5 million passengers, as compared with the corresponding period of 2014.

In Q3 2015, as compared with Q3 2014 the number of passengers carried by public transport decreased by 3.3% or 2.1 million passengers, according to data from the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.

During the first nine months of 2015, as compared with the corresponding period of 2014, the greatest drop of 2 million or 13.3% was recorded in the number of passengers carried by rail.

65.1 million passengers were carried by urban electrified transport, which is a decrease of 4.5% compared with the corresponding period of 2014.

According to data from Road Transport Administration, during the first nine months of 2015, 108.5 million passengers were carried by regular bus traffic lines, which is the same as compared with the first nine months of 2014 (increase of 0.1%).

The number of passengers carried by regular domestic bus traffic lines grew by 0.2%, of which in urban routes – by 1.2%. In regional local routes the number of carried passengers dropped by 4%, and in regional interurban routes decreased by 1.4%.


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