Published: 1 April 2021

Number of trips by train in passenger traffic decreased by 40 per cent in the last quarter of 2020

In the last quarter of 2020, a total of 15,2 million trips in passenger traffic were travelled on Finnish railways, which is 40 per cent fewer than in the corresponding quarter of last year. The number of passenger kilometres in train traffic totalled 589 million. Passenger kilometres went down by 55 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 2020, a total of 59,6 million trips were made in passenger traffic, which was 36 per cent fewer than one year earlier. In 2020, the number of passenger-kilometres in train traffic totalled 2,820 million kilometres, which was 43 per cent lower than one year before.

A total of 10,1 million tonnes of goods were transported by rail in Finland during the last quarter of 2020. The transport volume of goods transported by rail totalled 2.7 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: Ville Keränen 029 551 0735, Matti Kokkonen 029 551 3770,

Head of Department in charge: Hannele Orjala

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Updated 01.04.2021

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Railway Statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=2670-3351. 4th quarter 2020. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 16.5.2021].
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