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Oct 14, 2017

Russian Railways and Rostransnadzor agree to expand cooperation on rail safety


Russian Railways today signed an agreement at its Moscow headquarters to expand cooperation on rail safety.

The signing took place during an offsite session held at Russian Railways of the Collegium of Russia’s Federal Service for Transport Supervision and the Public Council at Rostransnadzor

The President of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov opened the meeting and noted that the Company was implementing a strategy to guarantee the safety and reliability of the transportation process. Belozerov also reported that the Company’s purposeful work had resulted in a reduction of 35% in the total number of transport accidents which had occurred on the railway transport infrastructure in 2017 compared to last year.

Russian Railways also ensures compliance with the parameters set by the Transport Strategy of the Russian Federation in the field of traffic safety. Thus for 2017 to date, the target parameter has been met and amounted to 1.04 events per million train-kilometres, which is below the set value of 1.3 and 29% less than the level of the previous year.

In addition, from January to February 2017 more than 24,000 objects such as bridges, platforms and tunnels were repaired as part of the programme of measures undertaken to bring the infrastructure of Russian Railways into compliance with the requirements of the technical operational rules.

Russian Railways has spent more than 100 billion roubles under this programme.

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