More passengers by train
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Rail transport2013



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More passengers by train

The number of train passengers exceeded 67 million in 2013; an increase of 7.3 per cent from 2012. InterCity lines had the strongest growth of all, with 12.7 per cent more passengers. Transported goods on rail increased in the same period by 3.8 per cent to 31.4 tonnes.

Transported volume and transport performance, passengers ands goods
2013Per cent
2012 - 20132008 - 2013
Corrected 30 Mai 2014 at 11:12.
Passenger transport
Passengers (boardings)67 250 5577.313.8
Transport performance (passenger-kms)3 259 864 1335.44.9
Transport of goods
Quantity of goods (tons)31 429 3933.826.8
Transport performance (tonne-kms)3 382 619 016-3.0-6.6
Figure 1. Rail transport. 2004=100

As in recent years, transport performance did not increase as much as transport volumes of passengers and tonnes. This means that all transport distances are reduced. From 2012 to 2013, the average transport distance was reduced by 2 kilometres to 48 kilometres for passengers, while the distance for goods fell from 115 kilometres to 108 kilometres.

More seats offered

More train kilometres and more carriages on each train meant that almost 11 per cent more seat kilometres were offered in 2013 than in 2012. This is twice as much as the increase in passenger kilometres , and indicates more space for each passenger.

Overall, the strongest growth was for InterCity trains, with the absolute peak of more than 20 per cent on the Oslo-Skien line.

More goods crossing border

Export volumes increased by more than 40 per cent, mainly due to an increase in the transport of timber and wooden materials.