The first two months of 2018 saw both passenger numbers and the volume of cargo transported on company-owned infrastructure increase for the Estonian state-owned railway infrastructure company Estonian Railways (EVR).
Cargo transported on EVR infrastructure increased 7.6 percent on year to 2.48 million tons in January and February of this year.
"The year has begun with an upward trend for us, with growth driven by transit shipments," EVR CEO Erik Laidvee said in a press release. "We remain glad to see that an ever larger number of passengers prefer the train as their daily means of transport, and the international passenger train is increasing its customer numbers as well."
Transit cargo transported on the infrastructure of Estonian Railways totaled 1.67 million tons, up 22.4 percent on year. Container shipments, meanwhile, increased 23 percent.
The number of passengers transported on EVR infrastructure in January and February totaled 1.2 million, up nine percent on year. The international rail connection to Russia was used by 18,900 passengers, marking an increase of 8.5 percent.
Editor: Aili Vahtla