Cargo transported on the infrastructure of the Estonian state-owned railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways (EVR) in October totaled 1 million tons, up by 10.4% YoY.
“I am glad that we have been able to put an end to the downward trend in freight volumes, and we are doing our utmost for the results of the company to improve,” EVR CEO Erik Laidvee said. “It is also good to be able to say, looking at the numbers, that the number of passengers is demonstrating a positive trend.”
During the first ten months of the year, 9.9 million tons of cargo were transported on EVR infrastructure, down by 3.8% YoY.
Transit shipments declined by 11%, but local shipments grew by 19.5 %.
Rail passengers numbered approximately 6.2 million, up by 6.8%. This figure included 85,000 passengers on the Tallinn-St. Petersburg-Moscow train, which marks an improvement of 1.8% on the first ten months of last year. (ERR/Business World Magazine)