Over 1 billion t of freight transported by rail
Russian Railways (RZD) hauled 108.4 million t of freight on its network in October 2018, 0.3% more than in October 2017. Freight turnover increased by 3.2% to 222.2 billion tariff ton kilometres. When empty wagon runs are taken into account, freight turnover rose by 3.4% to a total of 283.4 billion ton km in October 2018.
According to the latest figures, RZD’s loading volumes amounted to 1.0734 billion t from January to October 2018, 2.7% more than in the like-for-like period last year. Freight turnover from the beginning of 2018 jumped by 4.4% to 2,151.2 billion tariff ton-km. When empty wagon runs are taken into account, freight turnover grew by 4.2% to 2,737.9 billion ton km. (ben)