RZD - Rossiyskye
Network length, gauge and electrification (2009):
- 85280km broad gauge(1520mm), 43170km electrified at 3000V=
(around 19000km) and
25kV 50Hz (24000km)
- 805km narrow gauge (1067mm), not electrified (Sakhalin)
- 30km narrow gauge(750mm), not electrified
In 2014 RZD carried 1.7 billion passengers, 1% less than in 2013.
Freight traffic was 0.8% down to 1.23 billion tonnes, producing 23
billion tonne-km (+5%).
Freight transport is now divided between RZD Freight One (PGK, general
freight) and RZD Freight Two (also general freight), RZD Transcontainer
(intermodal freight) and RZD Logistika (door-to-door). Long-distance
passenger trains are operated by FPK (Federalnaya Passazhirskaya
Kompania), another subsidiary of RZD, with their own coaches and
locomotives owned by RZD. Local and regional express trains are
suburban passenger companies (PPKs) who also rent locomotives and
trainsets from RZD. There are open-access operators,
they mainly use their own diesel and electric trainsets once owned by
RZD. Locomoitve-hauled regional trains are rare nowadays.
Basic data is based on the book "Soviet Locomotive Types - the Union
Legacy" by A.J. Heywood and I.D.C. Button. The numbers built shown are
normally the number built for the entire USSR.
AE - AeroExpress
Network length, gauge and electrification (2013):
AeroExpress operates passenger trains between airports and city
started with the 3 Moscow airports but are now extending the services
to airports in other major cities.
NTS - NefteTransServis
Network length, gauge and electrification (2014):
Private freight operator NTS has 16 branch offices in Russian and 2 in
As indicated in the name they mainly transport oil and chemical
Last update: 29-08-2016