Private investors in Railways

Private investors could soon get possibility for private railway roads, but under the control, country will have monopoly rights and still hold Russian railway.

Government currently works on law changes on railway transfer which includes private investors which could have private parts of railway nets.

However, the law also forbids to private investors to manage any lines. They will have to rent infrastructure of Russian railways or transfer it to the company as commissioner. The way how the railway would be managed have to be stated in investment agreement.

“This job could be harmful for investors”, as Anton Panchenkov considers, the lawyer  from Goltsblat BLP. He warned that the investors will be in possibility to compensate part of their funds if they rent railway infrastructure of Russian railways, but if they decide to entrust it to the company, current regulations order that they should pay to the operator for servicing of railway rails.

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