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MOSCOW, September 16 (Itar-Tass) — During past summer Russian railroads’ long-distance trains served 39.1 million passengers, which is by 1.5 percent more than they served in June-August of 2011.
Russia’s Railroad Company reports that “most passengers – 458.1 thousand – started their trips on August 17,” which is exactly the peak time for transport services. The source said that the company introduced 102 additional trains for 411 runs. “This is also more than we did last year, where in summer we added 98 trains for 344 runs.”
As for the destinations, the company transported to the North Caucasus’ Black Sea resorts over three summer months 3,435,000 passengers, which is by three percent more than it served in 2011. The growth of the passenger flow was registered to Anapa /plus eleven percent/, Adler and Sochi /plus four percent/. By the reverse routes from the North Caucasus, the company served 3,318,000 passengers, thus reaching the growth of five percent.
To the Crimea, the company offered 21 trains for 184 trips, which is by 88 runs more against the previous year. The routes from Moscow to Simferopol, Sevastopol, Feodosiya and Yevpatoria used by 32 runs more against 2011. The number of passengers taken to the Crimea grew by 4.5 percent.