The Board of Russian Railways held a meeting at head office to discuss the results of the Company’s locomotive operations during the first half of 2012.
To ensure that demand for passenger transport between 24 August 1 to September 2012is met, Russian Railways is laying on additional Sapsan high-speed services between Moscow - St. Petersburg - Moscow.
Russian Railways’ infrastructure carries 99.8 million passengers in July 2012, up 4.9% on July 2011.
Russian Railways continues to implement its investment project to modernise the Company’s rail infrastructure on Sakhalin Island. In the first half of 2012, capital expenditures on the project amounted to 223.9 million roubles.
The first new Aeroexpress electric train services between Vladivostok and Knevichy airport were launched on 20 July as part of an intermodal passenger transport project.
Russian Railways to lay on additional high-speed Sapsan train between Nizhny Novgorod – Moscow.
Russian Railways is playing a key role in creating a modern transport infrastructure in preparation for the XXII Olympic Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games due to be held in Sochi in 2014. The projects being developed and implemented by Russian Railways are in many ways unique, not only in Russian, but also in global practice.
According to the latest figures, Russian Railways carried 93.8 million passengers on its infrastructure in May 2012, 5.8% more than in May 2011.
Gennady Verkhovykh, Head of Passenger Transport Services at Russian Railways, presented a report to the round table “Passenger Transportation: Management Prescriptions and Increasing Profitability,” which took place at the VII International Railway Business Forum 1520 Strategic Partnership which began in Sochi at the end of May 2012.
Russian Railways has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indonesian Government to build a railway line in the East Kalimantan province at a cost of around $2.4bn.
Russia and France held a joint conference on transport security in Moscow on 18-19 October 2011.
Railway administration representatives discussed the question of faster passenger services between Moscow and the Latvian capital Riga during a round table at the III International Regional Railway Business Forum “1520 Strategic Partnership: The Baltic Sea Region.”