This is an archived release.
Stagnation in public transport?
After a long period of steady passenger growth, the fourth quarter of 2014 saw a minor setback of 0.1 per cent compared to the same quarter in 2013. Despite this, ticket revenues increased by NOK 80 million, or 2.9 per cent.
|4th quarter 2014||Change in per cent|
|4th quarter 2013 - 4th quarter 2014||4th quarter 2009 - 4th quarter 2014|
|Vehicle/boat/train kilometres (1 000 km)|
|All modes of transportation||108 949||0.9||4.8|
|Bus (Scheduled road transport)||94 094||1.0||3.7|
|On rails (Railroad)||13 204||0.9||14.2|
|Passengers (1 000 passengers)|
|All modes of transportation||148 253||-0.1||19.2|
|Bus (Scheduled road transport)||90 083||-0.6||15.2|
|On rails (Railroad)||56 045||0.7||26.8|
|Ticket revenues (NOK 1 000)|
|All modes of transportation||2 902 037||2.9||22.3|
|Bus (Scheduled road transport)||1 253 881||-0.4||13.1|
|On rails (Railroad)||1 528 799||5.5||32.9|
For the first time since 2011, a decrease was seen in the total number of passengers in public transport in the fourth quarter of 2014. A reduction of 109 000 passengers compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 gave a marginal decrease of 0.1 per cent.
Increased income on rails
All modes of transport on rails saw ticket revenues increase from the fourth quarter in 2013 to the corresponding quarter in 2014. An even growth of about 6 per cent resulted in a total increase of NOK 80 million; exactly the same figure as the total increase in public transport. Despite this, only transport by trains had passenger growth.
More kilometres but fewer passengers
Buses drove 0.9 million kilometres more in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared to same quarter in 2013; an increase of 1.0 per cent. Tram, underground and light rail produced 3.2 per cent more train kilometres. At the same time, these modes of transport saw a total reduction of 1.1 million passengers.
Activity in passenger boats fell by 2.8 per cent, but passenger growth was 4.7 per cent. Production in passenger trains remained the same but the number of passengers increased by 5.6 per cent.
Passenger growth in 2014
Summing up all preliminary quarters, there were 17 million more passengers in 2014 than in 2013. Boats and transport on rails showed the best development, with 4.7 per cent and 3.9 per cent passenger growth respectively.