Traffic safety

General principles

Russian Railways’ Strategy for Guaranteed Transportation Safety and Reliability lays out the general principles that are underpinned by safety management and culture. It seeks to ensure reliability and safety of equipment and infrastructure and minimise traffic accidents to achieve the traffic safety targets across Russian Railways.

2018 results

2018 saw the number of traffic accidents and incidents involving the Company’s railway infrastructure fall 27% against 2017 (3,119 vs 3,707), including a 14% decrease in accidents caused by Russian Railways (1,347 vs 1,575).

In the reporting year, the number of rail safety violations stood at 0.98 per million train kilometres, outperforming the target (1.28) by 23% and the previous year’s result (1.17) by 16.5%.