MIU unveils railway action plan for 2021. The Infrastructure Ministry has unveiled an action plan for the current year, informs Railway Supply magazine, citing Railinsider.

MIU unveils railway action plan for 2021

The main points are:

  • Demonopolization of the railway transportation market (support of the law “On Railway Transport”)
  • Improvement of regulatory and legal activities (increasing responsibility for disassembling wagons and the procedure for transporting goods in open wagons);
  • Introduction of the private traction experiment;
  • Implementation of an experiment to decentralize commuter orders;
  • Improvement of tariff policy in both the cargo and passenger sectors;
  • Feasibility study for the transfer of stations to concession
  • Purchase of 100 passenger railcars and renewal of the locomotive fleet
  • Fulfillment of the plan for the electrification of the planned track sections.

As for the latter, at the end of the year, MIU expects:

  • Beginning of work on electrification Nikolaev — Dolinskaya;
  • Completion of the project for electrification of sections of Cherkassy — Taras Shevchenko  and Zhitomir — Novograd-Volynsky;
  • Completion of the design of the construction of the Euro-track section Mostiska — Sknilov.

The new Minister of Infrastructure Alexander Kubrakov said that one of his priorities is to increase the tariff for freight rail transportation.

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