NEWS AND EVENTS
October 31, 2015
\"Uzbekistan Railways\" JSC transported over 50 million tons of freight in 9 months
\"Uzbekistan Railways\" Joint Stock Company held a press conference in the capital on the results of its activities for the first 9 months of this year. Among other things, it was noted that according to the investment program over the past period of this year, the company has mastered capital investments amounting to more than 609 million dollars. These funds are aimed at the realization of strategic projects. They include the electrification of railway sections \"Marokand-Karshi\", \"Karshi-Termez\", the organization of high-speed trains on the route \"Tashkent-Samarkand\", the rehabilitation of the railways, the renewal of freight and passenger cars, and a number of other projects.
For the first 9 months of 2015, 50.3 million tons of freight were transported from the railway stations of the country, compared to the same period in 2014 it constitutes 102.6%. 15.6 million passengers reached the destinations, an increase of this indicator compared to the corresponding period last year is 103.8%. The Company has also provided export services worth 262 million US dollars that is 100.2% growth if compared to 9 months of 2014.
It must be said that the company has been conducting significant work on the introduction of information technology in order to improve passenger services. For example, since October 12 this year, citizens have had the opportunity to purchase tickets through the Internet, which is very convenient for people living in remote areas, where there are no pre-sale cash registers.
In addition, up to now the rail industry employs more than 70 000 people. Only for 9 months of this year 334 new jobs were created.