Railroads play a crucial role in the Eurasian ITCs. Because of the speed and reliability of deliveries it provides, railway transportation is starting to compete with shipment by sea (advantage of speed) and air (advantage of cost). The competition with alternative routes has to be taken into account, whereas the strategy should be built around the available advantages of the existing routes and the complementary nature of others.
Participants of the State Council, chaired by Vladimir Putin, have discussed Russia’s draft transport strategy until 2035. Will it be possible to achieve ambitious goals in the face of new risks and challenges?