Freight rail transport significantly up in April


April was the fourth month of higher values of transported weight of cargo, transport and operational performance compared to last year.

The value of the transported weight in April amounted to 20.4 million tons, transport performance was 4.9 billion tkm, and the operational performance was nearly 7.3 million train-km. April 2018 compared to April 2017 was characterized by higher values of weight (+5.7%), transport performance (11.0%) and operational performance (+13.8%).

In the first four months of 2018, over 82.3 million tons were transported, transport performance amounted to nearly 19.3 billion tkm, and operational performance to nearly 28.4 million train-km. The values of these parameters in comparison to the previous year are higher by 11.8%, 16.4% and 17.7%, respectively.

The average distance of transport of 1 ton in April was 241 km.

Detailed data are available here.

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