International transport services market
International long-distancepassenger services
According to the train schedule for 2015/2016, FPC operated direct and transit passenger services on 40 international routes to 19 European and Asian countries – Germany, France, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Monaco, Italy, Finland, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. FPC also provided rail services to the CIS and Baltic states.
In 2016, international passenger traffic continued to decline, albeit much slower. In particular, the number of passengers carried in 2016 was 7,253.8 thousand people, down 4.8% year-on-year (–31.9% year-on-year in 2015), including:
- 6,300.4 thousand passengers on routes to the CIS and Baltic states (–6.5% year-on-year);
- 645.7 thousand passengers on routes to other countries (+8.5% year-on-year).
The share of passengers carried on routes to other countries in the total international traffic in 2016 grew to 8.9% (in 2015, this share was 7.8%).
Trains running to the CIS and Baltic states carried 6.3 million passengers in the reporting period, down 7% year-on-year. In 2016, FPC carried 2,256.2 thousand passengers to Ukraine, down 2.3% year-on-year.
The largest growth was reported in traffic to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Estonia (+19%, +56% and +82%, respectively).
In 2016, trains running to Abkhazia carried 307.7 thousand passengers, up 8.9% year-on-year (in 2015, the increase was 4.2% year-on-year).