This is an archived release.
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.
|2012 - 2013||2008 - 2013|
|Corrected 30 Mai 2014 at 11:12.|
|Passengers (boardings)||67 250 557||7.3||13.8|
|Transport performance (passenger-kms)||3 259 864 133||5.4||4.9|
|Transport of goods|
|Quantity of goods (tons)||31 429 393||3.8||26.8|
|Transport performance (tonne-kms)||3 382 619 016||-3.0||-6.6|
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.