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Russian Railways posts increase in passenger numbers in 2016

Russian Railways posts increase in passenger numbers in 2016

Russian Railways (RZD) transported 1.0371 billion passengers in 2016, an increase of 1.6% y.o.y. Long-distance passenger numbers amounted to 101.4 million, an increase of 3.6% on the previous year, while suburban commuters were up 1.4% to 935.7 million. Passenger turnover on the Russian Railways’ network increased by 3.4% in 2016 …

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Russian Railways launches container train service on China – Mongolia – Russia route

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Russian Railways (RZD) in cooperation with SWIFT Transport International Logistic Co. has launched the first container train from China to the European part of Russia, via Mongolia.  The train composed of 57 conventional wagons loaded with consumer goods, electric equipment and car parts traveled from Tianjin Port to Vorsino railway station in Kaluga region.  …

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Russian Railways considers establishing European rail operating company

Russian Railways launches 2016 - 2020 Innovative Development Programme

Russian Railways (RZD) is considering the possibility of establishing and developing a rail operating company in Europe, informs Kommersant. According to Alexander Misharin, first vice-president of RZD, this could be the viable alternative to purchasing a debt-ridden rail operator. Previously, Misharin stated that RZD was interested in acquiring rail operators in Serbia, Greece and Germany.  In April …

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Russian and Estonian Railways sign supplementary agreement on electronic data exchange

Russian and Estonian Railways sign supplementary agreement on electronic data exchange

Russian Railways (RZD) and Estonian Railways have signed an agreement on electronic data exchange on international rail freight. The document was signed in the Estonian capital Tallinn on 27 October 2016 at the 65th meeting of the Council for Rail Transport of Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States – Participants of …

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Samsung and Russian Railways sign MoU for Silk Road Project

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 Samsung Electronics and Russian Railways have signed in Moscow a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on the Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR) Project. Samsug will shift from marine transportation to rail transportation via TSR when transporting materials and end products from Korea or China to Eastern Europe. Using TSR will allow Samsung …

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Regular container service connecting China to Russia’s Yekaterinburg launched

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The first container train connecting China to Russia’s Yekaterinburg arrived on Wednesday in the Ural’s capital. Fifty 40-tones containers transported telecommunications and construction equipment, power tools, consumer and other type of goods. The new rail freight service is organized by TransContainer in cooperation with the Russian-Chinese joint venture Swift Multimodal Rus (part of the international group Swift Transport …

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Russian Railways, Bombardier Transportation to export co-developed rail infrastructure technologies

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Russian Railways (RZD), Russian Research & Design Institute for Information Technology, Signalling and Telecommunications on Railway Transport (NIIAS), Bombardier Transportation Sweden and Bombardier Transportation (Signal) Ltd, Bombardier’s signalling joint venture with RZD, have signed  memorandum of understanding on jointly entering international markets and participate in rail infrastructure projects.   The document was signed on the 22nd …

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Vladimir Putin opens Moscow Central Ring railway

Vladimir Putin opens Moscow Central Ring railway

On 10 September, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin launched passenger traffic on the Moscow Central Ring  railway (MCR). The 54 kilometres long Moscow Central Ring, formerly the Smaller Ring of the Moscow Railway, can carry from 150 million to 300 million passengers. “There are 31 stations overall. Today we …

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RZD to invest RUB 168 bn next year in developing BAM and Trans-Siberian Railway

Russian Railways develops new freight services for Europe - China route

Russian Railways (RZD) plans to invest RUB 168 billion (EUR 2.3 bn) in the development of Baikal-Amur and Trans-Siberian railways next year, stated Alexander Misharin, First Vice-President of Russian Railways, at the 2nd Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. “For this project RUB 111 billion are invested this year and RUB 168 billion next year”, he said. …

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Russian Railways preparing to embrace 5G/LTE technology

Russian Railways launches 2016 - 2020 Innovative Development Programme

Russian Railways and telecommunications group Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) have signed a memorandum to further develop of communication networks along the Moscow – Saint Petersburg railway line. In 2016-2017, MTS will install base stations along the railway lines in Moscow, Tver, Novgorod and Leningrad regions. In addition, Sapsan high-speed trains will be equipped with indoors …

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