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Rail Freight Rises 10.6%

Rail freight volume increased 10.6 percent in January year on year, a source familiar with Russian Railways operations said Wednesday.

Average daily volume was 3.14 million tons, or a total of 96.95 million tons for the entire month. Freight volume in January 2010 was 87.6 million tons, 17.2 percent more than in January 2009, and freight turnover was up 16.6 percent to 149 billion ton-kilometers, according to data provided by the railway. 


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