Company profile

Open Joint Stock Company Russian Railways is Russia's largest railway company engaged in owning and building public railway infrastructure. The Company ranks among the world’s leading railway carriers by freight and passenger transportation volumes and length of the railway infrastructure network.

Russian Railways provides a full range of services embracing freight operations, locomotive traction and infrastructure, rolling stock repairs, long-haul and suburban passenger transportation, container solutions, logistics, engineering, R&D and other services. The Russian Federation is the founder and sole shareholder of Russian Railways.

Russian Railways today

Owner of the world's third longest railway network

The operational length of Russian Railways’ infrastructure network stands at 85.5 thousand km, more than twice the length of the equator. Russian Railways is the second largest company globally by length of electrified lines (43.76 thousand km). It's the world's third longest railway network after the USA and China.

Unique and highly diversified group

Russian Railways owns railway infrastructure and rolling stock to transport freight and passengers, provide transportation, logistics, terminal, warehousing, and freight forwarding services. The Company carries over 1.2 billion tonnes of freight and over 1.1 billion of passengers annually.

Unprecedented expertise in large-scale projects

The Russian Railways 2017 investment programme exceeded RUB 470 bn, or ca. 3% of the total capex of Russian businesses.

Major taxpayer

In 2017, the Company paid RUB 310.9 bn in taxes and insurance contributions.

Driving force of Russia's business community

With presence in 80 out of Russia's 85 regions, the Company provides almost nationwide coverage to ensure reliable and safe transportation of natural resources, equipment, and other critical supplies for national industries.

Prominent player in global railway market

The Company has partnerships with China, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Poland, Germany and other nations to develop transit routes through Russia. Russian Railways is also building and upgrading railway infrastructure in Serbia and a number of other countries.

Russia’s largest employer

As at the end of 2017, Russian Railways had a headcount of 755 thousand people. The Company employs almost 1% of Russia's total workforce.

No. 1 globally by energy efficiency of freight services

The Company is the global leader in terms of efficiency of freight transportation.