A container train from China loaded with 45 40-foot containers arrived at the Hrubieszów LHS station in Poland on 5 January 2020 – for the first time without transshipment at the border.
RZD Holding to help build a railway line in Mongolia
On 3 December 2019, the acting Director General of the “RZD International” LLC, Sergey Stolyarov, and Head of the “Ulan-Bator Railway” JSC, Damdinsuren Jigjidnyamaa, signed a contract in Moscow for the provision of technical consulting services for the construction of the new railway line Tavan- Tolgoi - Zuunbayan in Mongolia. The document was signed in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, and the Prime Minister of Mongolia, Ukhnaa Khurelsukh.
The participants in the III-rd Railway Economic Forum, held in Krakow (Poland) on 10 September 2019, noted that an increasing number of transport companies and freight forwarders are showing their interest in carrying containers from Asia to Europe by rail. This was stated in the speeches of the representatives of government bodies, railways, freight forwarders, consignors and consignees from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, China, Poland, Ukraine, as well as the OSJD Committee.
On October 24, the first container train departed from the station of Kelif (Turkmenistan) for China, which transited through the territory of Kazakhstan following the route Kelif - Serkhetyak - Bolashak - Altynkol - Khorgos - Qingdao.
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.