Russian Railways in the railway industry

Freight transportation

The Russian Railways Group’s Transportation volume in railcars of Russian Railways and its subsidiaries and affiliates (hereinafter S&A) (in 2012–2013 excluding Freight One and Rusagrotrans), in Russian Railways railcars leased by S&A and in railcars acquired from S&A and other owners. share of transportation amounted to 12.7% in 2016.

Russian Railways (excluding S&A) saw its share of shipment volume on the Russian freight car handling market decline from 2.6% to 2.3% in 2016 compared with the previous year.

Russian Railways S&A accounted for 10.4% of shipment volume in 2016, down 0.8 p.p. compared with 2015.

The Russian Railways Group saw its share of overall freight turnover volume plummet from 78.2% in 2003 to 13.6% in 2016, while the share of freight turnover handled by privately owned railcars increased from 21.8% in 2003 to 86.4% in 2016.

The share of Russian Railways (excluding S&A) on the freight car handling market in terms of freight turnover volume decreased from 0.9% in 2015 to 0.7% in 2016.

Structure of Russian freight car handling market by transportation volume (in tonnes) in 2003–2016,  %
Structure of Russian freight car handling market by freight turnover volume in 2003–2016, %

Passenger transportation

The share of Russian Railways S&A in long-haul passenger turnover declined to 95% (by 0.7 p.p.) in 2016. Private carriers maintained their share at 1.4%, while the proportion of passenger turnover handled by high-speed trains

(High-Speed Transportation Directorate – branch of Russian Railways) increased to 3.6% (by 0.7 p.p.).

Suburban traffic makes up only 0.1% of the total suburban passenger transportation of Russian Railways, while the Company’s S&A account for 99.8% of such travel. Private carriers have a 0.1% share of this market. This ratio has remained unchanged on the suburban passenger transportation market for the last several years.

Passenger turnover via railway transportation and public transport mobility
Passengers carried by railway transportation using Russian Railways infrastructure,  mln passengers