Published: 30 December 2020

Number of trips by train in passenger traffic decreased by 35 per cent in the third quarter of 2020

In the third quarter of 2020, a total of 14.8 million trips in passenger traffic were travelled on Finnish railways, which is 35 per cent fewer than in the corresponding quarter of last year. The number of passenger kilometres in train traffic totalled 774 million. Passenger kilometres went down by 38 per cent from the corresponding quarter of the year before.

Number of trips by rail in passenger traffic by quarter in 2016 to 2020

Number of trips by rail in passenger traffic by quarter in 2016 to 2020

In January to September 2020, a total of 44.4 million trips were made in passenger traffic, which was 34 per cent fewer than one year earlier. In January to September 2020, the number of passenger-kilometres in train traffic totalled 2,231 million kilometres, which was 38 per cent lower than one year before.

A total of 9.3 million tonnes of goods were transported by rail in Finland during the third quarter of 2020. The transport volume of goods transported by rail totalled 2.4 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,

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 30.12.20020

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Railway Statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2670-3351. 3rd quarter 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 12.5.2021].
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