Cooperation with international transport organizations
The Belarusian Railway is a member of the following international transport organisations:
- The Council on railway transport of the countries-members of the Commonwealth (CCRT);
- The International Union of railways (UIС);
- Coordination conference on planning and performing traffic operations within international passenger railway routes (OSJD);
- Coordinating Council of Trans-Siberean railway traffic International Association (CCTT).
Within the CCRT the following topics are organized:
- the improvement of regulatory legal foundation of the railway transport functioning;
- railways cooperation coordination in the sphere of international passenger and cargos transportation arrangement;
- the improvement of operating activities;
- providing safety of trains traffic within international routes;
- shared use of freight-cars and containers rolling stock;
- carrying out of mutual settlement of accounts for transportation and provided services, the endorsement of science and technical cooperation plans;
- coordination of the development of OSJD international transport corridors with the development of comprehensive plans for their development;
- updating of the Agreement on International Passenger Traffic (SMPS) and the Agreement on International Freight Transport by Rail (SMGS);
- development of international railway traffic within the routes of Europe — Asia — Europe;
- taking decisions on operational, technical and ecological aspects of railway transport.
Within UIC the Belarusian Railway takes part in:
- ensuring the safety of rail passenger and freight traffic in the East-West-East traffic;
- updating of international railway technical solutions in order to ensure interoperability in 1520 mm and 1435 mm area;
- exchange of information on timetables and current tariffs for passenger transportation in international and local traffic .
As part of CCTT the Belarusian Railway takes part in formation of freight traffic coordinated terms in the directions of Asia-Europe with the use of East-West and North-South international corridors.