President of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov takes part in meeting on Company's infrastructure division
Oleg Belozerov, President of Russian Railways, has taken part in a meeting held by the Company's infrastructure division. The meeting focused on the results of the core business units in 2015 and plans for 2016 and was held in Sochi in South Russia.
"The first thing we need to do is to increase the level and quality of our medium-term planning, the second is to increase productivity and the third is to reduce costs and equipment failures. This year should be the first one to record an improvement in the overall state of the track's technical condition, which should continue to get better in the years ahead. And we know that together with you, we can achieve that goal," said the President of Russian Railways.
The volume of repair and track work on the Russian Railways' network will increase by 23% this year compared with 2015. Repairs of all kinds in 2016 will see improvements to 6,097 kilometres of track, including upgrades to 2,144 km of track, the replacement of 1,885 km of rail lengths and 2,345,000 sets of switching points.
One of the most important directions is the railways in Eastern Russia, where the large-scale modernisation of the railway infrastructure on the Baikal-Amur Main Line and Trans-Siberian Railway now being undertaken will increase all types of repair about 1,210 kilometres.