Company profile

The Russian Federation is the founder and sole shareholder of Russian Railways. The Long-Term Development Programme of Russian Railways until 2025 aims to meet the strategic national goals by expanding the transport infrastructure and enhancing economic links among Russian regions.

Russian Railways is the leader of Russia’s ESG-market. The Company was the first in Russia and the CIS to issue “green” Eurobonds. Russian Railways is committed to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals and actively contributes to the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation. The Company is No. 1 in the world by energy efficiency of freight services and other performance indicators:According to the International Energy Agency.

In 2020, Russian Railways ranked fourth in the annual ESG ranking compiled by the RAEX-Europe rating agency. The Company earned high scores in the Environmental Responsibility and Social Responsibility categories.


Russian Railways today:

No. 1 in the world
by freight and passenger transportation density per km of main line network
No. 2 in the world
by freight turnover
No. 3 in the world
by operational length of railway lines
No. 4 in the world
by passenger turnover

Russian Railways’ infrastructure accounts for:

47.2%
of total freight turnover
25%
of total passenger turnover

Russian Railways provides a full range of services, including:

  • freight transportation, locomotive traction and infrastructure;
  • long-haul and suburban passenger transportation;
  • rolling stock repairs;
  • logistics;
  • engineering;
  • railway R&D.
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