Transit container train speeds between China – Europe on network owned by Russian Railways up 25% in July
In July 2020, the average delivery speed of loaded consignments as a whole across the network owned by Russian Railways increased to 445 km per day, which is 17% higher than in the same month last year. Delivery reliability – the proportion of shipments that arrived on time – was 99%, 0.9 percentage points more than in July 2019.
With consignments being transported distances of over 2,600 km, the average speed of loaded shipments increased to 614 km per day, 16% more than in the same month last year.
The increased speeds over long distances are due to routing by through freight train, reducing the time lost during shunting operations and increasing the length of the guaranteed safe passage sections for freight wagons without inspections en route.
The average speed of transit container trains from China to Europe on the infrastructure owned by Russian Railways, the Kartaly – Krasnoe section, rose to 1,233 km per day in July, 25% more than a year earlier.
During the period from January to July 2020, the average delivery speed of loaded shipments on the Russian Railways’ network was 445 km per day, which is 11% more than in the same period last year. In the same seven months, delivery reliability reached 99.5%, up from 98.4% in the first six months of 2019.