The Ministry of Economic Development slightly lowered the forecast for the growth of passenger railway tariffs in 2021.

The Ministry of Economic Development slightly lowered the forecast for the growth of passenger railway tariffs in 2021.

The Ministry of Economic Development slightly lowered the forecast for the growth of passenger railway tariffs in 2021.

The indexation of tariffs for passenger railway transportation in 2021 is set at 3.7%, according to the macro forecast for 2021-2023 published by the Ministry of Economic Development on Saturday (it was approved by the government at a meeting on September 16).

Earlier, according to the forecast of the Ministry of Economic Development, the indexation of tariffs for passenger railway transportation in 2021 was expected at the level of 3.8%.

In 2022-2023. tariffs for passenger railway transportation will be indexed by 3.6% and 3.8%, respectively.

“The indexation of tariffs for long-distance passenger transportation in the regulated segment (transportation in reserved seat and shared wagons) will correspond to the rate of change in freight transportation tariffs due to the fact that the main cost component for passenger carriers is the payment for the use of the railway transport infrastructure, which is indexed in accordance with the parameters of the growth of tariffs for freight transportation, “the document says.

Tariffs for the carriage of passengers in reserved seat and shared coaches of long-distance trains (the so-called “regulated segment”) in the Russian Federation have increased by 3.5% since January 1, 2020. In 2019, tariffs for passenger rail transportation were indexed by 3.9%. In 2018, the traditional annual indexation of tariffs for long-distance passenger rail transportation was not carried out. In November 2017, the government of the Russian Federation decided to keep the tariffs in the reserved seat in 2018 at the level of 2017.

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The recovery of passenger traffic by rail is expected by the first quarter of 2021, according to the macro forecast for 2021-2023 published by the Ministry of Economic Development on Saturday (approved by the government at a meeting on September 16).

“The positive dynamics of the recovery of passenger traffic after the lifting of restrictions gives reason to expect a return of traffic volumes to the level of 2019 by the middle of the first quarter of 2021,” the macro forecast says.

“In 2022-2023, the growth of traffic volumes will resume. The main driver of growth will be the development of the Moscow transport hub: the implementation of the Moscow Central Diameters project, the development of the metro and the Moscow Central Transport Ring (MCC). In 2023, the volume of passenger traffic is expected to be at the level of 1,234. 6 million people (+ 2.7%), “the document says.

According to Russian Railways, passenger traffic in August 2020 decreased by 19.9% (to 86.8 million people), passenger traffic – by 39.3% (to 10.5 billion passenger-kilometers), in January-August 2020. – by 31.3% (up to 543.7 million people), passenger turnover – by 43.6% (up to 52.2 billion passenger-kilometers), respectively.

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