The volume of passenger transportation through the network of the RZD OJSC in communication with non-FSR countries has grown by almost 13% in January-July 2019.
On July 25, a solemn ceremony was held in the village of Akina in the Faryab province of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan dedicated to the opening of the 10-km railway section, which was built with the support of the Government of Turkmenistan, as well as the laying the first joint in the railway line to be newly constructed between Akina and Andkhoy with a length of 35 km.
On June 4, 2019, a shareholder agreement between the railways of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia was signed in Moscow on the terms of participation in the “Joint Transport and Logistics Company - Eurasian Rail Alliance” JSC (UTLC ERA JSC).
From 4 till 7 June 2019, the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the city of Tashkent, hosted Session XLVII of the Ministerial Conference of the Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD), which was attended by the delegations from the following OSJD member countries:
In 2019, the “Latvijas dzelzcels” SJSC (LDZ, Latvian Railway) celebrates the 100th anniversary of its foundation. Therefore, throughout the year it is planned to hold in Latvia educational, cultural and business events dedicated to the anniversary.
29 March 2019. The Czech Railways JSC (Ceske drahy) are planning to procure up to 50 electric multiple units and 5 double-deck push-pull non-traction trains from Skoda Prague.
Within the framework of the II-nd International Cooperation Forum “One Belt - One Road”, which was held from 25 till 27 of April 2019 in Beijing (China), the Belarusian Railway and the Export-Import bank of China signed a loan agreement on 25 April. The funds will be allocated to finance the third stage of the electrification project of the railway line sections Homiel - Zhlobin - Asipovicy and Zhlobin - Kalinkavichy. This document was signed by Head of Byelorussian Railway Vladimir Morozov and Deputy Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of China Xi Ping.
On 3 April 2019, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev when visiting the Baku railway station inspected a modern passenger train, produced by the Swiss company ‘Stadler Rail Group’ on the request of Azerbaijani Railways, which will be in operation on the new Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line. Thanks to this railway route, which crosses Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey, passengers will be able to move freely between the three countries. The launch of the passenger service on this route is planned by the end of 2019.
From 8 till 12 April 2019 the capital of the Republic of Korea, the city of Seoul, hosted meeting XXXIV of the Conference of General Directors (Authorised Representatives) of OSJD Railways, which was attended by general directors and authorised representatives from the following OSJD railways:
On 15 February 2019, the working meeting of the delegations of Baku International Sea Trade Port (BMMTP) and Azerbaijani Railways CJSC (ADY), on the one hand, and Euroterminal Sławków company, headed by Chairman of the Board Jakub Styczeń, on the other hand, took place in Sławków (Poland).