Russia has 150,000 empty freight wagons due to sanctions
There are 150,000 empty freight wagons on Russian railroads. They are not being used because of Western sanctions against Russia. This is reported by the Russian state news agency TASS based on data from the Ministry of Transport.
Russia has an extensive rail network. Many goods, such as coal, oil and other raw materials, are transported between Asia and Europe by Russian railroads, including the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Shipping has been mostly disrupted by sanctions, and Russian freight trains are now unemployed in marshalling yards and elsewhere. For example, according to the ministry, a total of more than 60,000 trucks are sitting in industrial yards. The ministry said that unused wagons are causing congestion. This can cause problems for trains that are still running.