Dariya Al. Dinets - Candidate of Economic Sciences, associate professor, head of the department “Economics and management in railway transport” of the Irkutsk State Transport University
Anatoliy S. Merkulov - Candidate of Economic Sciences, docent, associate professor, head of the department “Economics and management in railway transport” of the Irkutsk State Transport University
Abstract. The current paper has studied possibility to estimate adaptability of the world experience in transport corridor managing, including international, to the process of organizing and managing the Eastern railway test range. Particular attention has been paid to the analysis of the possibilities to implement the corridor management principle on the Trans-Siberian Railway to have possibility of competitive interaction with the railways of Europe, East and Central Asia in the framework of international transport construction projects. There has been conducted a comparative analysis of the management practices of intermodal transport corridors according to access universalization and intermodality stimulation. There have been found out the conditions and prerequisites for achieving commercial payback of transport construction and integration projects due to priority areas, cargo types, types of rolling stock and the role of international transport integration in achieving the goals of socio-economic development of regions. There has been determined that the focus on long-distance transportation of bulk cargo hampered the implementation of the transport corridor management principle on the Trans-Siberian Railway. There has also been proven that a vertically integrated structure with a network of unequal functional and territorial branches with fundamentally different goals prevented the possibility of providing non-discriminatory access to the railway transport infrastructure, including for intermodal transport operators. The lack of competitive advantages in interconnected transport modes is also a prerequisite for the non-profitability of transport construction and integration projects, the involvement of mass players in exchange market in the carrying and carrying capacity of integrated carriers. Finally, there have been given the key directions of improving the Trans-Siberian Railway system of organization and management in order to ensure competitiveness, to obtain positive effects from the implementation of projects for organizing railway test ranges, as well as effective integration into projects for the development of international transport corridors.
Keywords: transport economy; test range technologies; international transport corridors.