2003 - creation of JSC "Russian Railways"

JSC "Russian Railways" was formed as a result of reform of the Ministry of Railways on the basis of RF Government Decree №585 of September 18, 2003 Creation of the Company was the result of the first phase of the reform of the railway industry.

October 1, 2003 - the beginning of activity of JSC "Russian Railways".

The main objectives of JSC "Russian Railways" - meeting the market demand for transportation, improving efficiency and quality of services meet the needs of the state, businesses and individuals in the rail transport.

Every year on October 1 JSC "Russian Railways" celebrates the Day of the Company.

2003 - Opening of the first railway network administrative center for the Sverdlovsk railway in Yekaterinburg.

Administrative center for SvZHDThe main task of the center - the centralization of dispatching traffic control of the Sverdlovsk Railway, which runs through the territory of 7 regions of Russia. Dispatch PCO guide covers more than 360 stations and 5.8 thousand. Km operational length of Sverdlovsk road.

In many respects, this complex of buildings is unique not only in Russia, but also by international standards. In the center of the clock-shift workers can work 355 employees. Combining 24 dispatch stations allowed not only to concentrate management expensive, but also to improve all the basic quality indicators of work (service speed, technical speed, turn the car, the average mileage of the locomotive). Using the center of the complex technical and technological tools and application software provides control over the transportation process on the road, as well as the planning of train and freight operations, the redistribution of resources.

Center is equipped with an integrated system of information, automatic control, communications and power supply. Modern technologies provide enhanced comfort and safety of employees and at the same time greatly simplify the process of building maintenance.

December 5, 2003 - the opening of traffic on the North Muya tunnel.

Completion of the creation of the North Muya tunnel can be considered the end of the Baikal-Amur Mainline. By its length (15 343 m), it is the longest tunnel in Russia and the fifth in the world. Under the terms of the construction of the tunnel is unique: the permafrost, the abundance of groundwater, talus, landslides, tectonic faults.

Before the opening of the North Muya tunnel train passed through Severomuysky Range Perevalnoe the long detour, the slope rises which reached 40 ‰, which meant a vertical drop of 4 m per 100 m track. According to current regulations passenger traffic on such slopes were forbidden, so from Severobaykalsk they reached the station Angarakan and from Tynda - Station Okusikan. About 20 km between the stations of passengers transported by car-vahtovkah on a dirt road.

In 1989 came into operation a new bypass. Its length was 61 km, and it was already 2 tunnels, as well as unusually high viaducts with bunk supports, including the famous Devil's Bridge. The main feature of the new bypass - Gradient no more than 18 ‰. Now passengers can go on to do without restrictions.

The opening of the North Muya tunnel allowed to organize traffic on the BAM on the shortest path. While trains decreased by 6 times (journey time to bypass the plot is 2.5 hours, and the road through the tunnel takes about 15 minutes). In addition, the operation of the North Muya tunnel allowed to refuse a double thrust, moving trains with alpine slopes of the bypass road. Reduce the number of locomotives, significantly reduced the transport of goods and passengers, increase safety. Prior to the opening movement of trains through the tunnel re-run of 33 km, and the total annual costs in 2003 prices reached 15 million rubles. a year without a sharp decrease in traffic safety.