Rail, Metro and Tram Networks in Russia

 

 
Russia’s national railway network – the second most extensive in the world – is undergoing fundamental change as the country consolidates its free market economy. Structural reform, modernisation and construction of new lines are all playing a role in the development of the system to meet increasing capacity demands. 
This report brings together a wide range of information to provide an up-to-the-minute overview of the current structure of Russia’s railway network and its principal operator Russian Railways (RZD), including its 17 operating divisions, plus an outline of the increasingly competitive and vitally important railfreight sector. 
Additionally covered in summary form are current major infrastructure projects and principal rolling stock suppliers in Russia – with details of significant international collaborations.
 Later sections of the report cover metro and tram systems in Russia, detailing network and fleet characteristics and summarising development plans, plus information on leading vehicles suppliers in these two sectors.
 
Contact details and website addresses are included for most undertakings and projects to assist further research. The report also includes valuable background insights to assist understanding of the present situation.