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Number of City Buses Passengers Up by 12% in 2013

Ljubljana, 31 October (STA) - The number of passengers in the public city bus transport was up by almost 12% year-on-year to 47.8 million in Slovenia in 2013. All transport sections recorded a rise in passengers bar ports, where 3% fewer passengers were registered than in 2012.

As many as 16.4 million people drove by trains in 2013, which is 6% more than in 2012, while a 4% increase in the number of passengers was recorded in air transport, putting the total figure at over a million, the Statistics Office has said.

Slovenian international airports saw the arrivals and departures of almost 1.3 million passengers, which is 9% more than in 2012, while Slovenian ports recorded just over 96,000 passengers, down 3% compared to 2012.

Slovenian road cargo vehicles transported 65.3 billion tonnes of goods, a 4% increase over 2012, but the number of tonne-kilometres remained flat at 16 billion.

The amount of goods transported by trains was up by 8% to 17.1 million tonnes, while 17.2 million tonnes of cargo or 2% more than in 2012 was transshipped at ports.

Meanwhile, statistics shows Slovenians are driving older cars (average age is 9.1 years) and have fewer of them per 1,000 people (516 in 2013, compared to 514 in 2012).

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