Railway tariffs in Russia will increase by 4.8% in 2015 and by 4.9% in 2016. The Interfax news agency reported this, citing Russia’s Federal Tariff Service, according to the RZhD-Partner publication.

Railway tariffs in the country will increase by 4.5% in 2017 and by 4.1% in in 2018. This decision was made in implementation of the “Model for Long-Term Regulation of Rail Freight Transport” at a board meeting on Tuesday.

The increases apply to tariffs for freight transported by the Russian Railways and additional fees, tariffs for services involving the use of the infrastructure of the Russian Railways and the Yakutia Railways company, and tariffs for rail transportation of special and military freight.

The Russian government planned to launch the Model for Long-Term Regulation of Rail Freight Transport in 2014, but a decision was made to freeze tariffs.