Oleg Belozerov congratulates the Holding’s staff and veterans on Day of Railway Workers
On the eve of the Day of Railway Workers, Oleg Belozerov, CEO and Chairman of the
Board of OJSC Russian Railways, held a conference call during which he summed up the
Company"s performance over the past year.Top of FormBottom of Form
Also taking part in the call was the Transport Minister of the Russian Federation
Yevgeny Dietrich, the State Secretary and Deputy Minister of Transport Sergey Aristov,
the Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation Alan Lushnikov and the
Head of the Federal Agency of Railway Transport Vladimir Chepets.
"The Company achieved good results," said Oleg Belozerov. "Remember, last year
freight turnover reached a record high in Russia’s recent history, while passenger
numbers are steadily growing. The Company is fulfilling its social obligations to
the workforce, veterans and pensioners in full. The Collective Agreement is strictly
enforced and wages are regularly indexed.
The head of Russian Railways said that this year, the Company was also setting
an absolute record for freight transportation on Russia’s railways.
"Over the past few weeks, we have reached record levels for the transit of freight
trains, which means that we have reserves, but we need to develop and move forward.
Even now we are exceeding the freight turnover by 2.5% in 1988. This year we should
set the absolute record ever reached on the rail network," he said.
Analysing the production figures for the current year, Oleg Belozerov noted that
in January-July 2018, the tariff freight turnover increased by 4.6% compared to last
year. Taking into account empty runs of private wagons, the tariff freight turnover
increased by 4.4%. In total, 749.4 million tons of cargo were loaded, 3% more than
Summarising the July 2018 results, the head of OJSC Russian Railways noted the
high level of work organisation during the period when the "Increased Readiness" regime
was in place. The number of violations of traffic safety fell by 20%.
"We continue to work seriously to improve the processes on the construction side,
we are implementing modern digital methods of design and the development of digital
images of objects, end-to-end electronic interaction and online monitoring of current
work and plans," said Oleg Belozerov with regard to the Company"s investment programme.
In conclusion, the head of Russian Railways congratulated all the Holding’s
workers, veterans and their families on the Day of Railway Workers and reminded everyone
that charity races were planned in honour of the 5 August holiday throughout the country.
As in previous years, the money collected will be donated to the treatment of seriously
ill children who are in the care of charitable foundations.