You can find on this page the Russia trains map to print and to download in PDF. The Russia railways map presents the rail network and shows high speed rails routes of Russia in Europe.

Russia rail map

Map of Russia train lines

The Russia rail map shows all the railway stations and lines of Russia trains. This train map of Russia will allow you to easily travel by train in showing the major rail routes and high speed rail routes of Russia in Europe. The Russia rail map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.

Rail transport in Russia has been called an economic wonder of the 19th, 20th, and 21st century as its mentioned in Russia rail map. In length of track Russian railroads are second globally to the railways of the United States. In volume of freight hauled, they are third behind the United States and China, using the standard measure of ton-kilometers. In overall density of operations (here the standard measure is (freight ton-kilometers + passenger-kilometers)/length of track) Russia is second only to China.

Russia is a much larger country than either the United States or China, so its rail density (rail track/country area) is lower than that of these other two – much lower in the case of the United States. Since Russia population density is also much lower than that of these other two (excluding Alaska from the U.S. measure in this case), the Russian railways carry their freight and passengers over very long distances as you can see in Russia rail map, often through vast, nearly empty spaces; their average length of haul is second in the world, behind only the United States and essentially tied with Canada. Coal and coke make up almost one-third of the freight traffic and have average hauls of around 1500 kilometers, while ferrous metals make up another 10 percent of freight traffic and travel an average of over 1900 kilometers.

The Russian railways are divided into seventeen regional railways, from the October Railway serving the St. Petersburg region to the Far Eastern Railway serving Vladivostok, with the free-standing Kaliningrad and Sakhalin Railways on either end as its shown in Russia rail map. However, the regional railways are closely coordinated by the central authority – the Ministry of the Means of Communication, MPS, until 2003, and the Joint Stock Company Russian Railways, Rossiiskie Zheleznyie Dorogi or RZhD, since then – including the pooling and redistribution of revenues. This has been crucial to two long-standing policies of cross-subsidization: to passenger operations from freight revenues, and to coal shipments from other freight.