Stages of development
1918 – The collegium of People's Commissariat for Lines of Communications decided to establish the Experimental Communications University.
1935 – On the base of existing research institute was established research institute of railway transport (NIIZHT), tracks and construction (NIIPS). At the Moscow-3 station a laboratory building and a pilot plant of NIIZHT were constructed, and at the Beskudnikovo station - a laboratory building of the NIIPS.
1940 – New changes were made in research institutes, and all of them were united into the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport (VNIIZHT) in December 1941.
2007 – Joint Stock Company "Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport" was established - a subsidiary of JSC Russian Railways.