People in Germany used buses and trains extra typically in the previous yr. More than 11.6 billion passengers traveled on scheduled providers in 2019, because the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden introduced primarily based on preliminary knowledge.
That was a rise of 0.Four % in comparison with the earlier yr. This signifies that the continual enhance has continued since 2004, when comparable knowledge was out there for the primary time.
Long-distance rail traffic recorded above-average progress final yr. The quantity of journeys rose by 1.9 % to a record level of greater than 151 million. On the opposite hand, there was a 7.9 % decline in long-distance bus providers to 21 million. However, line connections that have been relocated to firms primarily based overseas usually are not included in the statistics.
By far probably the most journeys have been in native public transport. The quantity rose by 0.Four % to greater than 11.Four billion. Of this, 5.three billion was accounted for by buses (minus 0.Four %), 4.1 billion by tram, metropolis and subway (plus 0.Four %) and a pair of.eight billion by rail and S-Bahn (plus 2.Zero %).
Significant declines are anticipated this yr as a result of restrictions brought on by the corona pandemic. The quantity of long-distance journey by rail is at the moment solely 10 to 15 % of the same old level. Long-distance bus firms equivalent to Flixbus and Blablabus have ceased operations. Public transport can also be used much less in view of the work in the house workplace.