Russian Railways OJSC and Byelorussian Railway SE signed a cooperation agreement (according to the press service of the RZD OJSC)
The cooperation agreement was signed by Oleg Belozyerov, General Director – Chairman of the Board of Russian Railways OJSC, and Vladimir Morozov, Head of Byelorussian Railway, on 3 February 2021 in a videoconferencing mode.
The document defines the procedure for interaction and the conditions for organising the movement of passenger and freight trains, the procedure for transferring wagons, containers and goods, maintenance and repair of the railway infrastructure between the transfer stations.
According to the text of the agreement, the technical condition and equipment of the transfer stations, of the infrastructure of the adjacent sections of the railways of the parties shall ensure the necessary level of train traffic safety, the safety and health of railway workers and passengers, the safety of transported goods, as well as the performance of the established traffic volumes, reception operations and the departure of trains, their maintenance, repair and commercial inspection.
During the working conversation, Oleg Belozyerov and Vladimir Morozov summed up the results of cooperation between the two railway companies in 2020 and discussed promising areas of joint activities in 2021, including the development of container transit, projects in the field of increasing the volume of export-import traffic, the launch of new passenger services after the international railway passenger traffic between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus is restored*.
During the meeting, Vladimir Morozov was presented with a badge “For a special contribution to the development of the Russian Railways OJSC”, IV degree, which he was awarded for his merits and achievements, improving the efficiency of railway transport and a significant personal contribution to the development of cooperation between the Russian Railways OJSC and the Byelorussian Railway.
* The international railway passenger traffic between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, as well as the transit traffic between Russia – Belarus – European countries, was temporarily suspended in March 2020 due to the restrictions introduced to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. (Editor's note)