5,12 billion passenger-kilometres were completed in the first quarter, on the train, as the traffic information service (Litra), and the Association of public transport (VöV) said on Thursday. This is so much like never before in a first quarter.

compared To the previous year period, the value of means a growth of 5.8 per cent. In previous years, demand from January to March between to 4.84 and 4.96 billion passenger-kilometres.

According to the notification of this year the value reached is unusual, because at the beginning of the year less travelers travel by train than in the three subsequent quarters. The Figures are likely to increase in the course of the year.

the reason for the growth is in accordance with Litra with the timetable change expanded range. This is reflected in the passenger transport demand for train-Path kilometres.

The demand for passenger transport has been increasing for several years. The number of km travelled increased from 19,89 billion in 2014, 20,26 billion kilometres in the year 2018. The year-to-date record of the year 2016 with 20,53 billion passenger-kilometres.

goods traffic places to

Also in the transport of goods, more miles were covered. The growth compared with the prior-year period is 1.1 per cent to 3.09 billion net tonne-kilometres (distance travelled multiplied by the volume of goods transported in tonnes).

in Total, were recorded 49,51 million train-path kilometres for train rides. That’s two percent more than in the same period last year. The greater part of it falls on the passenger.

The quarterly reporting of the movement of persons contains information from four of the ten tracks from all Parts of Switzerland. The transport of goods, eight of the farms are recorded. (SDA)