More and more travelling by train
Transport and tourism
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More transport volume. More timber and ore over the border. Less intermodal transport.

Rail transport2014



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More and more travelling by train

The number of train passengers exceeded 70 million in 2014; an increase of 4.6 per cent from 2013. InterCity lines had the strongest growth of all, with 8.1 per cent more passengers. Transported goods on rail increased in the same period by 6.2 per cent to 33.4 tonnes.

Transported volume and transport performance, passengers ands goods
2014Per cent
2013 - 20142009 - 2014
Passenger transport
Passengers (boardings)70 340 6554.621.4
Transport performance (passenger-kms)3 439 782 8235.511.7
Transport of goods
Quantity of goods (tons)33 393 3186.245.4
Transport performance (tonne-kms)3 538 724 5924.60.9
Figure 1. Rail transport. 2004=100

Transport performance increased more than the number of passengers, which is a shift from the recent trend. This means that transport distances were longer in 2014. From 2013 to 2014, the average transport distance for passengers rose 1 kilometre to 49 kilometres, while the distance for goods fell from 108 kilometres to 106 kilometres.

More timber and ore

Imports of ore and exports of timber made up two thirds of the total volume of goods and constituted the entire increase from 2013. In the same period, national transport had a volume decrease of 1.7 per cent, while transport performance increased by 1.1 per cent.

Less intermodal transport

Intermodal transport decreased by 10.8 per cent to 4.2 million tonnes from 2013 to 2014. This was mostly made up of national transport over long distances and accounted for about 60 per cent of the total transport performance.