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The railwaymen of the Commonwealth discussed in Helsinki the issues of improving the efficiency of transport

Достастық теміржолшылары Хельсинкиде тасымал тиімділігін арттыру мәселелерін талқылады

On may 14-15 this year, the delegation of JSC "NC "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" headed by the First Deputy Chairman of the Company Kanat Almagambetov took part in the work of the 70-th meeting of the Council for rail transport of the States-participants of the Commonwealth in Helsinki.

The participants of the meeting summed up the results of the operational work of the railway network, the activities of the passenger complex in international traffic for 2018 and the first quarter of 2019.

In General, more than 10 issues on ensuring the smooth operation of rail transport, unhindered movement of passenger and freight trains on the railway network of the countries participating in the meeting were considered and agreed. 

In 2018, more than 2 billion 32 million tons of cargo were transported via the railway network of the CIS countries, which is 1.5% more than in 2017. Freight turnover increased by 4%.

In the first quarter of 2019, more than 495 million tons of cargo were transported, which is 0.4% higher than in the same period of 2018. Kazakhstan Temir Zholy JSC (+0.6%) is among the railway administrations that have exceeded their obligations on cargo loading.

At the same time, container transportation is growing faster in the CIS countries: in 2018 – by 12.8%, in the first quarter of 2019 – by 15.5% compared to the same period last year.

Passenger transportation in international traffic on the Railways of the CIS in 2018 amounted to 18.6 million people, which is 0.7% more than in 2017.

The meeting discussed the issues of updating the regulatory and technical documentation in the field of railway transport. In particular, approved changes and additions to a number of documents relating to the wagon, passenger farms. The adopted decisions are aimed at improving the repair and maintenance of rolling stock, improving the efficiency of freight and passenger transportation, the work of the railway network in the interstate traffic.

The participants of the meeting summed up the results of the numbered census of containers in 2018 and preparation for the census of freight cars in 2019. The focus was also on issues related to the development of the passenger train schedule for 2019/2020.

It was decided to hold the third international passenger forum in September this year in Dushanbe.

The next meeting of the Council will be held in October 2019 in Minsk.

During the 70th meeting of the Council on railway transport of the CIS member States in Helsinki K. Almagambetov held a number of bilateral meetings.

During the negotiations with the President of VR Group (Finnish Railways) Rolf Jansson, the issues of development of container transportation on the route Finland - Russia - Kazakhstan-China and back, as well as transportation of Kazakh coal for export and transit through Finland were discussed.

At the meeting with the Director General of Lithuanian Railways Mantas Bartushka, the prospects of increasing container traffic, organization of shipments of Kazakh coal and grain for export through the port of Klaipeda, the use of the potential of the TRANS-Caspian route (TMTM) and the container train "Viking"were discussed.

The issues of increasing the volume of traffic, creating favorable conditions for increasing cargo flow through the territories of the two countries were discussed with the General Director of SE "NC "Kyrgyz railway" Kanatbek Abdykerimov.

The press-service of  Kazakhstan Temir ZholyNCJSC