Published: 30 June 2020

Number of passengers in railway traffic decreased by 21 per cent in the first quarter of 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, a total of 17.7 million passengers travelled on Finnish railways, which is 21 per cent fewer than in the corresponding quarter of last year. The number of passenger kilometres in train traffic totalled 1,098 million. Passenger kilometres went down by six per cent from the corresponding quarter of the year before. Passenger kilometres indicate that the number of passengers decreased more in local transport than in long-distance transport.

Number of passengers in railway traffic in 2016 to 2020 by quarter

Number of passengers in railway traffic in 2016 to 2020 by quarter

A total of 9.3 million tonnes of goods were transported by rail in Finland during the first quarter of 2020. The transport volume of goods transported by rail totalled 2.5 billion tonne-kilometres.

The performances of freight transport by rail starting from 2020 are not fully comparable with the data of earlier years due to changes made to the statistics.

Source: Transport and Tourism, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Sami Lahtinen 029 551 3207, Matti Kokkonen 029 551 3770, Nico Maunula 029 551 3526,

Director in charge: Mari Ylä-Jarkko

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Updated 30.06.20020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Railway Statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2670-3351. 01 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.7.2020].
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