Key focus areas of Long-Term Development Programme

In line with the Long-Term Development Programme until 2025, Russian Railways intends to fully maintain the volume of socially significant transportation (including through implementing initiatives in the Far East).

The key initiatives for the development of the long-haul passenger transportation include:
  • building an efficient route network and train schedule;
  • developing high-speed rail transportation with Lastochka and Strizh trains as well as trains with double-decker railcars;
  • providing customers with high-quality product offerings;
  • digitalising customer services and business processes;
  • offering innovative products in trains;
  • improving the customer experience;
  • introducing the world’s best practices for the development of multimodal transport.
The key initiatives for the development of the suburban passenger transportation include:
  • integrating suburban transport into the urban transport environment of the city areas;
  • ensuring the long-term mutual obligations of all participants of suburban transit systems under the regional tariff and budgetary policies of the Russian Federation;
  • adopting regulatory decisions aimed at securing equal opportunities for the development of the suburban passenger transportation vs other transport modes;
  • launching multimodal transportation (with the possibility of building integrated route network for several transport modes) along with the comprehensive development of a bus transportation service within the Group;
  • defining economic incentives for upgrading the rolling stock and infrastructure facilities;
  • introducing suburban transportation standards for accessibility, quality and safety of passenger transportation;
  • enhancing the Moscow Transport Hub;
  • reducing the interval between passenger trains on certain routes, including the Moscow Central Circle.
Key initiatives for the railway station development include:
  • creation of multifunctional intermodal and transport interchange hubs integrated with the modern urban environment and infrastructure;
  • efficient use of railway station areas (including synergies and cooperation with bus stations).