Fewer Norwegians traveled by public transport in the first quarter of 2022, new figures show 

Ruter busPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB
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A total of 142 million passengers traveled by public transport in the first quarter of the year. That is 5 million fewer than the quarter before and down 23% from the first quarter of 2019.

All modes of transport have had a decrease in the number of passenger trips since the previous quarter, according to figures from Statistics Norway (SSB).

Compared with the first quarter of 2019, the number of bus trips is 18% lower. This is the mode of transport that is closest to being back to the pre-pandemic level. The number of train trips is down 37% and is the farthest from being back to normal.

Furthermore, 91 million passengers traveled by bus, 13 million passengers by train, 36 million passengers by tram and suburban railway, and 2 million passengers traveled by boat.

Ticket revenues in the first quarter amounted to NOK 2.6 billion, a decrease of 6% from the previous quarter. Compared with the first quarter of 2019, total ticket revenues are 28% lower than before the pandemic.

Bus transport had ticket revenues of NOK 1.2 billion in the first quarter of 2022. At the same time, railway transport had ticket revenues of NOK 1 billion. Transport by tramway and suburban railway had ticket revenues of approximately NOK 0.4 billion, and boats had ticket revenues of NOK 0.1 billion.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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