Russian Railways Logistics (RZDL) has launched a new express rail service this month from Moscow to Siberia and the Far East. The company said the service supports any type of cargo, including automotive.

Currently running weekly, the service comprises of two routes: one from Moscow’s Perova station to Inskaya on the West Siberian line, and the second from Perova to Tayshet on the East Siberian route. RZDL said that from Perova to Tayshet the delivery time is six days on a route that usually takes 14, offering time and cost savings to the shipper. The service to Inskaya takes four days.

The company is also providing rail and road forwarding services to final destinations including Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk, amongst others. RZDL said it is planning to increase the frequency and extend the service to additional destinations.

A spokesperson for the company said that RZDL will be providing collection services for freight from Moscow’s rail hub to Perovo station: “At Perovo station the cargo is fixed in containers or in wagons, [received] at the RZDL office at Moskva-Tovarnaya-Ryazanskaya station in Moscow, and forwarded by rail to Perovo station in Moscow."

RZDL was founded in 2010 to develop the logistics business within its parent company, Russian Railways. It offers rail, road and sea-freight, intermodal transport, storage and terminal handling, as well as customs and insurance services, and supply chain management.