The transport companies of Ukraine in January-August 2019 carried 2.808 billion people, which was 5.9% down year-over-year (y-o-y), the country’s State Statistics Service has reported.
Transport companies’ passenger traffic for the reporting period was 72.4 billion passenger-kilometers, which was 4.5% up on January-August last year, it said.
In the eight months of 2019, some 105.3 million passengers were transported by rail (local commuter train services included), which was 0.5% down on January-August 2018, while 1.203 billion passengers were carried by road (5.3% down), the State Statistics Service said.
Transportation of passengers by air grew by 10.9%, to 9.1 million people.
In addition, in January-August 2019, some 407.1 million passengers used the services of trams (9.5% down y-o-y), 465.5 million travelled by subway (1.8% down), and 618.4 million people used trolleybuses (8.5% down), the statistics agency said.
Passenger transportation by water increased by 10.3% y-o-y, to 0.5 million people.
The State Statistics Service said the report did not cover temporarily occupied territory of Crimea, Sevastopol and parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.