Global standing of JSC Russian Railways

JSC Russian Railways (RZD) is one of the largest railway enterprises in the world, with a pool of highly-qualified staff, an extensive scientific and technical basis, engineering and construction capabilities, and a substantial track record of international cooperation.

At the end of 2019, the Company ranked first in the world in terms of freight turnover (2.6 trillion tons/km) and accounted for about 1/3 of the global total*; it ranked third – after China and the United States – in terms of the volume of transported goods (1.3 billion tons) and the length of the railway network (85,600 km); it was fourth in terms of passenger traffic (134.5 billion passenger-kilometres, after China, India and Japan).

* According to the International Union of Railways (UIC)

Scale of RZD business activities

Russian Railways has a presence in over forty countries, where it continues to develop its business activities.

RZD Holding Company has many years of experience of operating in Europe and Asia. We have successfully implemented a number of logistics, infrastructure and rolling stock development projects and carry out extensivestaff training.

We are developing business contacts with prospective partners from Africa and Latin America, evaluating joint projects for infrastructure development.

RZD Holding Comanys global presence

The priority objectives of Russian Railways in the development of overseas business and international cooperation include:

  • increasing its portfolio of infrastructure projects abroad;
  • expanding the range of transport and logistics products, andensuring the growth of international and transit transportation volumes;
  • promoting the interests of Russia’s railways in international organizations.

Key areas

Russian Railways has  a broad range of advanced competencies in all the key segments of the railway business at its disposal: logistics, engineering, management of railway systems, production of rolling stock and specialized equipment, research and development, and staff training.

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