Russian railways


JSC Russian Railways belongs to TOP-3 railway companies worldwide by key operational indicators (as of 2020):

1st place

by freight intensity *

by energy efficiency of freight traffic **

по traffic safety

2nd place

by cargo turnover

1/3 of the global total *

3rd place

by the length of the rail network

≈ 10% of the global length of railways *

* according to UIC (International Union of Railways)

** as estimated by IEA (International Energy Agency)

The national railway network provides 87% of Russian freight turnover (excluding pipeline transport) and 25% of passenger turnover. At the same time, 86% of cargoes and 85% of passengers are transported by Russian Railways on environmentally friendly electric traction.

Russian Railways is a global company operating in dozens of countries throughout Europe and Asia. Also, today the Company is developing business contacts with partners in Africa, South-East Asia and Latin America.

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12 foreign representative offices of Russian Railways coordinate work in all the key areas.

The Russian Railways Holding Company is known globally as a reliable provider of services in all areas:

  • transportation and logistics;
  • engineering and infrastructure construction;
  • railway management;
  • telecommunications and science-intensive technologies;
  • professional training and HR-development.

Russian Railways’ priority tasks in the field of international cooperation:

  • increasing of transit traffic volumes through the territory of the Russian Federation;
  • promotion of the Russian Railways initiatives in specialized international organizations;
  • establishing an ecosystem of opportunities for foreign customers basing upon the Russian Railways’ Export Portfolio.
  • implementation of infrastructure projects abroad and diversification of the Export portfolio.

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All the Russian Railways’ projects and initiatives are aimed at improving the quality of life and contributing to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.