Russian Railways Records Increased Loading, Passengers Patronage

According to the latest figures, loading volumes on the network owned and operated by Russian Railways in November 2018 amounted to 107.3 million tons, 1.5% more than in November 2017.

Freight turnover in November 2018 increased by 4.3% compared to November 2017 and amounted to 220.1 billion tariff ton-kilometres. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs during the same month rose by 4.3% and increased to 280.8 billion ton-km.

According to the latest figures, loading volumes in January-November 2018 was 1.1807 billion tons, 2.6% more than during in the same period last year.

The railways shipped the following categories of freight during January-November 2018. The figures in brackets show the percentage change compared to January-November 2017.

coal – 342.8 million tons (+5.2%);

coke – 10.2 million tons (+0.1%);

oil and petroleum products – 215.5 million tons (+0.6%);

iron and manganese ores – 106.4 million tons (+5.7%);

ferrous metals – 71.2 million tons (+8.2%);

ferrous metal scrap – 14.8 million tons (+2.7%);

chemical and mineral fertilisers – 53.9 million tons (+3.8%);

cement – 23.8 million tons (-6.5%);

timber – 41.9 million tons (+5.9%);

grain – 24.7 million tons (+25.9%);

construction materials – 115.1 million tons (-6.8%);

non-ferrous ores and sulphur feedstock – 18.4 million tons (-1.1%);

chemicals and soda – 24 million tons (+1.1%);

industrial raw materials and moulded materials – 32.5 million tons (-3.3%).

Since the beginning of 2018, freight turnover amounted to 2,371.7 billion tariff ton-km, an increase of 4.4%. Freight turnover taking into account empty wagon runs rose to 3,018.3 billion ton-kilometers, up 4.2%.
In addition to the above, passenger traffic on the network owned by Russian Railways increased by 2.4% in November 2018

According to the latest figures, the infrastructure owned and operated by Russian Railways transported 94.3 million passengers in November 2018, 2.4% more than in November 2017. Suburban passenger numbers amounted to 86.2 million, an increase of 2%, while long-distance passengers rose by 6.7% to 8.1 million.

In November 2018, passenger turnover was 8.8 billion passenger-kilometres, 3.2% more than in November 2017. Suburban passenger turnover amounted to 2.6 billion passenger-kilometres, an increase of 3.9%, while long-distance passenger turnover traffic was up 2.9% to 6.2 billion pass-km.

During January-November 2018, a total of 1.06 billion passengers travelled, an increase of 3.4% compared to January-November 2017. Long-distance passenger numbers rose to 102 million, an increase of 8.2%, while suburban passengers amounted to 958 million, up 2.9%.

Passenger turnover on the Russian Railways’ network increased by 5.3% since the beginning of 2018 compared to the same period last year and amounted to 120.1 billion pass-km. Suburban passenger turnover amounted to 30.4 billion pass-km, an increase of 3.5%, while long-distance passenger turnover was 89.7 billion pass-km, a rise of 5.9%.

In January-November 2018, 117.2 million passengers travelled on the Moscow Central Ring (MCR), an increase of 17.5% over the same period in 2017. In November, 11.9 million trips were made, a rise of 11.6%.

On 7 November 2018, the MCR set a new record when 501,767 passengers travelled, the highest figure since the Ring was launched on 10 September 2016.

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