Russian Railways in the railway industry
Competition continued in freight railway transportation in 2015. The Russian Railways Group’s share of transportation fell from 71.3% in 2003 to 13.8% in 2015.
Russian Railways (excluding S&A) saw its share of shipment volume on the Russian freight car handling market decline from 3.4% to 2.6% in 2015 compared with the previous year.
Russian Railways S&A accounted for 11.2% of shipment volume in 2015.
In terms of freight turnover volume, Russian Railways (excluding S&A) saw its share of the freight car handling market plummet from 78.2% in 2003 to 0.9% in 2014, while the share of freight turnover handled by privately owners railcars increased from 21.8% in 2003 to 85.7% in 2015.
The share of Russian Railways S&A in long-haul passenger turnover declined 1.2 p.p. to 95.7% in 2015. Private carriers increased their share 0.5 p.p. to 1.4%, while the proportion of passenger turnover handled by high-speed trains (High-Speed Transportation Directorate — branch of Russian Railways) increased 0.7 p.p. to 2.9%.
Suburban traffic makes up only 0.8% of the total suburban passenger transportation of Russian Railways, while the Company’s S&A account for 99.1% of such travel. Private carriers have a 0.1% share of this market. This ratio has remained unchanged on the suburban passenger transportation market for the last several years.