This is an archived release.
Increased public transport on rails
Public transport increased by 3.4 million passengers from the second quarter of 2014 to the same period in 2015. All passenger growth was by trains, while passenger transport by both bus and boat had a minor setback.
|2nd quarter 2015||Change in per cent|
|2nd quarter 2014 - 2nd quarter 2015||2nd quarter 2010 - 2nd quarter 2015|
|Vehicle/boat/train kilometres (1 000 km)|
|All modes of transportation||107 037||1.0||9.9|
|Bus (Scheduled road transport)||91 981||0.3||9.0|
|On rails (Railroad)||13 428||6.1||18.3|
|Passengers (1 000 passengers)|
|All modes of transportation||141 646||2.4||19.8|
|Bus (Scheduled road transport)||81 197||-0.1||12.1|
|On rails (Railroad)||57 845||6.4||33.5|
|Ticket revenues (NOK 1 000)|
|All modes of transportation||3 053 714||3.3||29.3|
|Bus (Scheduled road transport)||1 279 519||2.2||26.1|
|On rails (Railroad)||1 634 670||3.7||35.5|
Railways, trams and the underground all had passenger growth of more than 6 per cent from the second quarter of 2014 to the corresponding quarter in 2015. This is in line with a trend lasting for several years. This was also the third quarter in a row to have a passenger reduction for scheduled buses.
Strong coherence between supply and demand
Transport on rails increased produced kilometres by 6.1 per cent, or 777 000 kilometres, from the second quarter of 2014 to the same period in 2015. The distance sailed by passenger boats was 1.7 per cent shorter and the number of passengers was simultaneously reduced by 1.8 per cent.
Increased ticket revenues
Overall, ticket revenues increased by 3.3 per cent from the second quarter of 2014 and totalled more than NOK 3.0 billion in the second quarter of 2015. The strongest growth was by boat, which increased by 8.2 per cent.