Passenger traffic continued to fall in first half of 2021

Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) data published September 2 show that in the first half of 2021, compared to the first half of 2020, passenger traffic by all modes of transport has reduced.

Movement restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic determined a drop in passenger traffic by all modes of transport.

During the first half of 2021, the number of passengers carried by land passenger transport comprised 57 million passengers, which is 22.5% fewer than in the first half of 2020.

The number of passengers carried by rail transport comprised 4.6 million, a drop of 23.9%. The number of passengers carried by national transport reduced by 23.6%, but the number of passengers carried by international transport reduced – by 94.7%.

32.9 million passengers were carried by regular bus traffic lines, which is 21.9 % less than a year ago. The number of passengers carried in national lines reduced by 21.9%, but the number of passengers carried in international lines reduced – by 55.5%.

The number of passengers carried by urban electrified transport comprised 19.5 million passengers, a drop of 23%.

The full report is available on the central statistics website.

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