Putin instructed to restore demand routes suburban trains

MOSCOW, July 10. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to restore popular routes commuter trains. This, as well as a number of other instructions of the head of state published on the official Kremlin website.

“To develop a set of measures aimed at preventing the reduction of commuter traffic and a recovery in demand routes, providing mechanisms for targeted support of socially important routes”, – stated in the President’s instructions.

The document also instructs the Russian government “to ensure payment to the state Duma a draft Federal law on the organization of passenger transport in Russia”. According to the instructions, the bill should provide for the implementation of standards of commuter passenger service, accessibility of these services, the quality of passenger transport, establishing the comfort level of rolling stock, occupancy rates, speed and timetable of trains on the route and other parameters. Standards should regulate the safety of passenger traffic.

The draft law should be prepared taking into account the division of powers and responsibilities of Federal and local authorities.

Putin also instructed “to establish a mechanism of economic incentives for renewal of rolling stock and transport infrastructure; the use of rolling stock of domestic production with improved specifications, including low-capacity”. In addition, the Cabinet jointly with the accounts chamber of the Russian Federation will carry out analysis of economic efficiency commuter rail passengers, the system of tariff regulation, effectiveness of provided tax incentives, subsidies, transfers, and other forms of state support.