Citizens of CIS, Baltic countries use less railroad services
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.21
By Maksim Tsurkov - Trend:
The level of passenger transportation in CIS and Baltic countries has dropped by 40.5 percent, chairman of the Council for Rail Transport of CIS and Baltic states, head of Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin said.
He made the remarks during the 61st meeting of the Council for Rail Transport of CIS and Baltic states in Baku on Oct.21.
He said over 22.323 million passengers were transported via the railroads of CIS and Baltic countries in January-September 2014, which is 40.5 percent less than in the same period of 2013 ( around 37.522 million).
"Almost all member states of the council, except Estonia (increase by one percent) and Georgia (increase by 11 percent) saw decrease in this sphere," Yakunin said.
Members of the Council for Rail Transport of CIS and Baltic states include heads of railway administrations and railway transport management bodies of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Ukraine.
The associate members of the council are railway transport management bodies of Bulgaria, Georgia, Latvia and Finland.
Edited by CN