Freight car market
The Russian freight car fleet was comprised of 1,150,988 railcars as of the end of 2015, including:
- 196,400 railcars, or 17%, belonging to the Russian Railways Group fleet;
- 954,700 railcars, or 83%, belonging to other owners.
Overall, the Russian fleet increased by 81,500 railcars in 2015 (a 6.6% increase compared with 2014). The private rolling stock fleet of other owners expanded by 34,600 railcars (3.5%), while the Group’s fleet decreased by 46,900 railcars (19.3%).
The effect of the excess operating railcar fleet on Russian Railways infrastructure in 2015 led to service speed losses of 0.30 km/h, a decrease in locomotive productivity by 30,800 tkm gross per day and a slowdown in turnover by 2.22 days.
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