Signing of the roadmap for the historical project of the Mazar-i-Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar railway (according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Industry and Commerce of IRA)
The roadmap and document on the planning and construction of the Mazar-i-Sharif- Kabul-Peshawar railway line were signed by the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Uzbekistan and Islamic Republic of Pakistan at a historic conference in Tashkent on 2 February 2021.
The 57th meeting of the OSJD/ERA Contact Group on the subject: “Collaboration between ERA and OSJD on the analysis of the relationship between 1520-mm/1524-mm and 1435-mm rail systems of EU and non-EU states”;
A regular meeting No. 2/2021 of the OSJD Committee Members was held in Warsaw on 5 March 2021 using the videoconferencing mode.
Meeting XXXVI of the Conference of General Directors (Authorised Representatives) of OSJD Railways (press-release)
From 19 till 23 April 2021, meeting XXXVI of the Conference of General Directors (Authorised Representatives) of OSJD Railways was held in the OSJD Committee premises using the videoconferencing online mode, which was attended by the general directors and authorised representatives from the following OSJD railways:
The world's first super-high-speed Maglev train prototype using high-temperature superconductivity technology designed and manufactured in China (according to the information of the Southwest Jiaotong University)
On 13 January 2021, the city of Chengdu (China, Sichuan province) witnessed the official launch of the world’s first technical prototype of a high-speed magnetic levitation (Maglev) train using high-temperature superconductivity, as well as a track line to test the new train. The prototype has been developed using the original technologies of the Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJU, an OSJD affiliated enterprise).
In 2021, the ‘Railways of the World’ journal, which was founded by the Russian Railways OJSC, celebrates 2 significant events: 60 years since the foundation and the beginning of publication, as well as 50 years since the moment the journal assumed the current masthead.
Two largest private rail freight operators in Europe, Lineas (Belgium) and PCC Intermodal (Germany/Poland), have increased the frequency of their regular train connections between Belgium and Poland. Starting from 1 February 2021, the Poland Xpress connecting Antwerp and Poznan travels five times per week instead of three times per week.
LTG Cargo established a subsidiary in Ukraine (according to the information of AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai as of 11.01.2021)
Freight company LTG Cargo, part of the railway group Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (LTG), has established a subsidiary in Ukraine – LTG Cargo Ukraine.
The new high speed train , KTX - Eum, of KORAIL, the Railroad Corporation of the Republic of Korea made its commercial debut on 5 January 2021.
The first container train arrives from Turkey to Russia via BTK line (according to “RZD Logistics” JSC and Pasifik Eurasia Lojistik)
On 9 February 2021, the first container train arrived at the Freight Village Vorsino terminal in the Kaluga region, following from Turkey via the Baku-Tbilisi- Kars (BTK) international railway line.