In 2009 state-owned Czech Railways transported 162.9 passengers, the lowest number in its history, the internet news site idnes reported. The figure represents a 7 percent drop on the preceding year. The information is said to have come from a report that Czech Railways sent the Transport Ministry. Until now, Czech Railway’s passenger numbers were at their lowest in 2003 when the company transported 172 million people. Czech Railways has refused to comment saying its annual report would be made public in mid-February.
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