YEREVAN, February 22. /ARKA/. Passenger traffic increased by 5.1% at the South Caucasus Railway cjsc in January 2013, compared to the same period of the year before, the company’s press service reported.
According to the statistics, the company transported 35,300 passengers in the first month of 2013, against 33,600 passengers in January 2012.
In the reporting period, the company had 2,300 passengers in international traffic, which is a 27.8% increase over the traffic indicator of January 2012. In suburban traffic the company had 33,000 passengers in the period (3.8% increase)
Passenger traffic in January 2013 rose by 78.6% from 2,071,300 passenger-km to 3,700,100.
The South Caucasus Railway continues upgrading its rolling stock, expanding the range of its services and increasing the speed of its trains to ensure gradual improvements of the service levels, according to the report.
The South Caucasus Railway cjsc is a 100% subsidiary of Russian Railways open joint stock company that is operating Armenian railways under a 30-year concession contract signed in 2008. The contract can be extended for another 10 years. –0--