Safety ans security

The safety of JSC FPC’s passenger trains is the Company’s top priority.

Distribution of Responsibility and Governance

The issues of internal control over different types of safety and their provision are assigned to different management units at the upper level of the JSC FPC’s management.

The operational management of the processes, related to train operation safety, is carried out by the Transport Organisation Department, Passenger Service Department and Rolling Stock Management Department.

The functions of continuous monitoring of long-distance passenger traffic, timely response to abnormal situations, taking measures for their elimination and restoration of normal operation are carried out by the Situational Centre, whose activities are synchronised with the JSCo RZD’s Situational Centre for monitoring and emergency situations’ management. The Situational Centre works in real time mode.

The allocation of safety responsibilities

Forms of safety Responsible body
Internal control over railway traffic safety. Chief Train Traffic Safety Auditor Department, which is directly responsible to the Director General of the JSC FPC.
Industrial, fire and environmental safety, occupational health and safety. Operation and Production Facilities Development Department, Occupational Health and Safety Department under supervision of the Deputy Director General for production development.
Transport security. Transport Security Department administered by the Deputy Director General for Regime.
Corporate, economic and information security. Corporate Security Department administered by the Deputy Director General for corporate security.


JSC FPC ensures continuous improvement of traffic safety.

Over the four years of the Company’s operation no accidents (train crashes, failures) took place due to the FPC’s fault. The JSC FPC’s condition in terms of maintaining the level of safety is represented by the downward dynamics of change in the number of eventsIncident that took place during movement of a railway rolling stock and with its involvement, that could result in, but did not result in a traffic accident., related to the violation of traffic and railway safety rules.

In 2014, JSC FPC was responsible for 12 incidents connected with violation of traffic and railway safety rules (7.6% less than in the previous year).

In the reported period the JSC FPC’s business units were responsible for 100 equipment failures (34% less than in the previous year).

In 2014 the share of railcar fleet, equipped with passenger train safety and communication control system, increased by 1% compared to the previous year.

Over 2014 more than one half of passenger train trips (53%) were accompanied by transport police squads and private security agencies.

The number of reported offences in the JSC FPC’s trains in 2014 decreased by 12.6% compared to 2013.

Dynamics in the number of equipment failures

Share of passenger cars equipped with passenger train safety and communication control systems, %

Dynamics in the number of incidents due to traffic rules and railway safety violations


In 2014 to prevent traffic safety violations the following projects were implemented

  • The Federal Railway Transport Agency of the Russian Federation developed and approved the plans for maintaining transport security at the JSC FPC’s 28 transport infrastructure facilities (17 passenger car depots and 11 passenger car sites), which are included in the public integrated population safety programme on transport (Decree of the RF Government No.2344-r dated December 11, 2013);
  • Escort of foreign international passenger trains on the Russian territory by safety instructors from border crossing points to the destination station and back. The result was a significant reduction in technical failures of internal equipment, electrical equipment and fire extinguishing devices on Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia trains;
  • More than 1,200 inspections were performed to ensure safety of the Company’s facilities;
  • Together with the branch of the federal state enterprise Departmental Security Service of the Russian Federation Railway Transport and private security companies measures were taken to strengthen protection of facilities (429 guard posts and two special rapid response teams at car depots, railway stations, car parks);
  • In cooperation with the Police Department on Transport, JSCo RZD’s regional security centre and security units three large-scale operational and preventive events across the whole railway network were carried out (April 21 — April 30 — the Teenager, August 25 — September 3 — Children and traffic, 15 — September 25 — Children of Russia);
  • The operational condition of engineering means of security of the JSC FPC’s facilities were provided, the level of faulty equipment having been reduced from 11% in 2013 to 6% in 2014. The total number of cameras amounted to 1,392 pieces;
  • Contracts were signed for the supply of stationary multizone Dozor metal detectors, portable explosives and vapor detectors M-ION, as well as terminal equipment of video surveillance systems;
  • Delivery, installation and commissioning of passenger train security and communication monitoring systems was carried out on staff cars in the amount of 75 pieces;
  • The project of retrofitting depots to the level of the technical regulations’ requirements was implemented (including the purchase of diagnostic equipment aimed at improving traffic safety);
  • A purchase of 300 next generation L-type steel solid-rolled wheel pairs from the Vyksa Metallurgical Plant (JSC VMZ). According to results of field testing and reports by the Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport (JSC VNIIZT) and the Rolling Stock Scientific Research, Design and Technology Institute (JSC VNIKTI), the wheels were 20% more wear resistant, which reduces repair costs and increases service life;
  • The JSC FPC’s 82 facilities are equipped with security and fire alarm system, as well as automatic fire-extinguishing devices (the share of facilities, equipped with automatic fire-fighting systems in 2014 being 63%, which is 6% more than in 2013).

In 2014, the Company targeted work to ensure passengers’ safety, including transportation in passenger trains, allowed to prevent cases of unlawful acts, interfering into passenger transport operation.

Industrial Safety

Issues of internal control over industrial safety provisions are assigned to the Operations and Production Facility Development Department, administered by the Deputy Director General for production development.

As of January 1, 2015 there are the JSC FPC’s 252 hazardous production facilities, listed in the State Register, 540 technical devices being operated there.

In 2014 as a result the optimisation of production processes by JSC FPC and in fulfilment of the federal regulations’ requirements the number of hazardous production facilities was reduced from 286 to 252, the number of technical devices from 572 to 540.

At the end of 2014 26 technical devices were replaced, including 15 air collectors, 5 lifting mechanisms (5 cranes), 2 steam boilers and 4 compressor plants.

In 2014 the Company implemented a centralised industrial safety programme.

As part of this programme industrial safety surveys and examinations of 222 hoisting machines, 37 air collectors, 4 chimneys, 22 buildings, 57 boiler equipment units, 147 crane tracks and 18 lifts were conducted.

In accordance with the Federal Law dated March 4, 2013 No.22-FZ on amendments to the Federal Law On Industrial Safety of Hazardous Production Facilities Rostekhnadzor Interregional Territorial Administration carried out re-registration in the public register of all the hazardous production facilities operated by JSC FPC.

In accordance with the RF Government Decree No.492 dated June 10, 2013 On licensing manual explosives and chemically hazardous production facilities of I, II and III hazard class the license dated March 24, 2014 No.VC-01-007467 for the JSC FPC’s operation of explosive facilities was extended. In the reported year gas consumption network activities were licensed for the workshop St. Petersburg — Moskovsky of the North-Western Branch, of the gas boiler houses of Nikolayevka, Moscow-3, Moscow — Smolensk and Moscow — Kiev depots of the Moscow Branch, of Novorossiysk and Adler depots of the North Caucasus Branch.

In 2014 as part of professional development course in industrial safety 18 managers, specialists and members of the evaluation committees of the JSC FPC’s branches went through training and certification conducted by the JSC FPC’s Central Attestation Commission, using OLIMPOKS instruction monitoring system.

Work on compulsory insurance of civil liability for damage resulting from accidents at hazardous production facilities was carried out. In 2014, no cases of accidents or incidents were reported at the JSC FPC’s hazardous production facilities.

In accordance with the international obligations of the Russian Federation, the Constitution of the Russian Federation, the Transport Strategy of the Russian Federation, federal laws and other normative legal acts of the Russian Federation policies of the Russian Railways Holding in the field of traffic safety were elabourated. They are aimed at achieving the Russian Railways Holding’s mission, conservation and enhancement of its values.

The management of the Russian Railways Holding confirms by its actions a commitment to continuous improvement of the Company’s performance in the field of traffic safety. Heads of divisions of the Russian Railways Holding, including the FPC managers, are responsible for implementing the policies’ objectives in the field of traffic safety. This is confirmed by including traffic safety into the JSC FPC’s benchmark efficiency levels indicators at the corporate level, as well as their inclusion into the managers’ and employees’ bonus system.

In 2015 JSC FPC will implement organisational and technical measures, approved by the Director General, to improve train safety organisation and the reliability of FPC’s equipment, including:

  • integration of the JSC FPC’s Incidents Database information system with the JSCo RZD’s rolling stock automated control system;
  • modernisation of Peleng Automat wheel sets automated control complex (17 units);
  • modernisation of passenger cars in terms of compliance with fire safety requirements (with KR-2 and KVR).

To achieve sustainable and secure long-term development of the Company, RZD Holding is implementing a strategy for the guaranteed safety and reliability of the transportation process.