passenger traffic

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Distribution of the traffic performance in passenger traffic in Germany by the types of traffic: road (yellow), rail (blue), air traffic (red)

Passenger transport ( passenger transport ) is the general term for the change of location (transport) of people and includes the technical, technological, organizational and economic conditions of passenger transport (including means of transport ) and the people to be transported themselves.

Distinguishing features are for example

Local public transport (ÖPNV) (Switzerland: Regionaler Personenverkehr RPV) is the most differentiated here: in Germany, it is complemented by local rail transport (SPNV) (especially the Regional Express , regional trains and S-Bahn ) and local road transport (ÖSPV) ) (especially the underground , light rail , tram , trolleybus and regular bus ).

By public transport passenger trips are referred to as rail and bus passengers in the aviation and shipping is of passengers spoken.

A distinction must be made between freight transport and passenger transport .

The volume of passenger traffic increased across Europe from the early 1990s to the beginning of the new millennium by almost 20%.

Individual evidence

  1. European Environment Agency (Ed.): EEA Briefing 3/2004 - Transport and Environment in Europe . Copenhagen 2004.