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.
What is the transport strategy — new targets or just another declaration? On what factors will the achievement of the transport strategy’s targets depend? And to what extent do its goals meet the current requirements of the transport industry? Experts, market actors and government officials have expressed controversial views.