ArmInfo. On October 3, CEO of South Caucasus Railway (SCR) CJSC Sergey Valko summed up the results of the company's activities for Jan-Sept 2016. Valko said that over the period under review the traffic kept demonstrating positive dynamics - 2.8% growth versus Jan-Sept 2015. In Jan-Sept 2016, the loading was by 17.6% more than in Jan-Sept 2015.
Export traffic exceeded the target indicator by 14.2% or by 32 thsd tons. Local traffic - as compared to the target indicator and the indicator of 2015 - increased by 7.2% and 19%, respectively or 71.4 thsd tons.
Amid the growth in loading, export and local traffic, in Jan-Sept 2016 the import indicators considerably dropped - by 21% versus Jan-Sept 2015.
Such qualitative indices as the average daily mileage and the locomotive productivity also grew. The service speed reached 34.9 km/h versus the planned 33.4 km/h, and the operating speed made up 40.3 km/h versus the planned 39.6 km/h.
At the end of September 2016, the wagon turnaround made up 2.7 days versus the target 2.9 days.
At the same time, Sergey Valko stressed the need to improve such indicators as the average weight of the train, yard time of freights, consumption of electric power for hauling operations.
As regards the schedule, he noted that over the period under review 9671 trains ran, 9 568 of which met the schedule. Despite the 12% reduction in train delay, Valko stressed the need to improve the efforts towards strict observance of the schedules.
Valko paid special attention to railway safety issues. He said that in September 2016 the railway appraisal rose by 8 points as compared to September 2015.
He noted that over 31.8 thsd railway sleepers were replaced over the period under review.
Among the priority tasks of the South Caucasus Railway, Valko pointed out the preparation for winter, implementation of programs on cost-effective use of resources, balancing of the budget revenues and expenditures.