The speaker: freight rail transportation in 2016 will not be subsidized

The speaker: freight rail transportation in 2016 will not be subsidized


The Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev said that the indexation of railway tariffs, the decision is still pending, but most likely, the tariff indexation for freight transportation will reach 10%, while passenger – 4%.

SIMFEROPOL, 9 Oct. Be subsidized in 2016 will be only a suburban railway transportation and long-distance transport, freight subsidies will not be, stated the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev.

“With regard to subsidies: subsidized will only passenger transportation — suburban and long-distance transportation in second-class carriages, there’s the $ 60 billion we have provided. Freight be subsidised will not. This is a solution (government)”, — he told journalists on Friday.

To index railway tariff decision is still pending, but most likely, the tariff indexation for freight transportation will reach 10%, while passenger — 4%, said the Minister.

“The final decision is not issued, but with a high degree of probability (the decision will be made about indexing — ed.) at 4% for passenger transport and 10% for freight. However, the Prime Minister instructed Shuvalov once again with us and with the FAS and the Ministry of transport once again this position to be discussed,” Ulyukayev said.

First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov on Thursday said that the government of the Russian Federation in the coming days will further scrutinize the issue of indexation of railway tariffs. The FAS considers the excessive growth rate of Railways in freight traffic by 10%, he added.