JSC Russian Railways Company

JSC Russian Railways is one of the biggest rail companies in the world, with a network covering over 85,000 km. Every year the company provides transit for a billion rail passengers and over 1.2 million tons of freight.

In February 2010, JSC Russian Railways became the General Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2014.

The company is implementing a range of important rail projects in the construction of new railways and stations in the region wh ere the 2014 Games are going to be held, all of which are designed to ensure transit of construction material and equipment during the preparations for the Olympics, and to take competitors and spectators to the competition sites whilst the Games are on.

All the projects carried out by JSC Russian Railways concern unique construction sites, and are examples of complex task-solution: they are being created taking account of "barrier-free environment" requirements, so that they can be used by people with disabilities, with the very latest technology and "green building" standards applied.

The infrastructure elements on which JSC Russian Railways is working will form the main component of the legacy from the Sochi 2014 Games. The new railway lines and stations will significantly improve comfort on rail journeys, and the volume of passenger and freight transportation by rail will increase.

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