Increased public transport on rails
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6.4 per cent more passengers on rails in second quarter of 2015.

Public transportQ2 2015, preliminary figures



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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.

Vehicle/boat/train kms, passengers and ticket revenues, mode of transportation
2nd quarter 2015Change in per cent
2nd quarter 2014 - 2nd quarter 20152nd quarter 2010 - 2nd quarter 2015
Vehicle/boat/train kilometres (1 000 km)
All modes of transportation107 0371.09.9
Bus (Scheduled road transport)91 9810.39.0
Boat1 628-1.72.2
On rails (Railroad)13 4286.118.3
Passengers (1 000 passengers)
All modes of transportation141 6462.419.8
Bus (Scheduled road transport)81 197-0.112.1
Boat2 605-1.84.9
On rails (Railroad)57 8456.433.5
Ticket revenues (NOK 1 000)
All modes of transportation3 053 7143.329.3
Bus (Scheduled road transport)1 279 5192.226.1
Boat139 5258.2-0.9
On rails (Railroad)1 634 6703.735.5
Figure 1. Public transport. Passengers

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.