MOSCOW, December 14. /TASS/. JSC “Russian Railways” (RZD) in 2018 will increase the volume of repairs by 20% – up to 6.5 thousand km, said the Deputy General Director of Russian Railways Gennady Riding during the final Board meeting of the company, the report said the Railways.

According to him, the volume of “improving” the way in 2017 will exceed 5.4 million km. “next year the amount of “Wellness” will be 6.5 thousand km”, – he said.

Implemented in 2017 repair program has allowed to raise speed of passenger trains for more than 1.3 thousand km was further accelerated trains that connect Moscow with St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Voronezh, Belgorod, Smolensk. The running time of high-speed trains “Sapsan” between Moscow and St. Petersburg from December 10, reduced to 3 hours and 30 minutes .

“Of increasing importance to the availability of infrastructure to meet the demand for shipping has not only the physical condition of the track, but using the principles of “Digital railway”. Such a statement can be drawn based on the results of operation of the system of interval regulation of MBF and the zhuravka – Millerovo. The advantage of this approach is the ability to provide the required throughput without building additional tracks. A promising site for the introduction of this technology is passionarnye directions, including the diametrical direction Mouse”, – said Deputy General Director of Russian Railways.

Recall, from may 1, 2017, the interval of movement of electric trains Lastochka on the Moscow Central ring was reduced to 5 minutes during rush hour. This allowed for a 30% increase in the size of electric trains on the ring – to 354 flights on weekdays.