Public transport performance statistics 2007

The purpose of these statistics is to generate data on the volumes of domestic passenger traffic supply and demand and the impact of the financial investments made by public authorities which are useful as a basis for transport policy decisions. The statistics cover domestic rail transport, buses and coaches, taxis and air transport. Funding will be discussed solely with reference to financing of transport services. The statistics comprise the following items: vehicle and place capacity, the supply of transport services in terms of vehicle and place kilometres and demand as indicated by passenger numbers and passenger kilometres. Statistical data are provided on sources of public funding, the allocation of direct transport funding to increasing the supply of transport and reducing costs, and the distribution of indirect funding (reimbursement of travel expenses) between different types of transport. There were 17,600 vehicles and 561,900 passenger seats in public transport in 2007 (17,200 and 546,600 respectively in 2005), the total supply being 1.5 (1.4) billion vehicle kilometres, of which 47% (49%) comprised collective services and the remainder charter services. The total number of passengers in public transport was 560 (553) million, and total funding was EUR 696 (629) million, of which collective services received 65% (64%). EUR 266 (244) million was allocated for the direct purchase of transport services, compensations of transport deficits or general funding of fare reductions, while a further EUR 430 (385) million of indirect funding was used for the reimbursement of travel expenses for special population groups, of which 44% (43%) was directed to collective transport services. This report may be found at


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  • Accession Number: 01146893
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • ISBN: 978-952-243-033-5
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 24 2009 8:27AM