Tuesday, October 4 2016 14:29
Alexandr Avanesov

South Caucasus Railway sums up results for past 9 months

South Caucasus Railway sums up results for past 9 months

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.

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