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    Eurasian rail freight growth is two years ahead of forecasts


    INTERNATIONAL: Transit traffic to and from China and Europe by rail is growing faster than predicted, with Alexey Grom, CEO of the largest operator UTLC ERA, reporting that the company is ‘two years ahead of our forecasts’ and expecting to see a further 20% growth in the rest of this ...

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    Belarusian Railway orders electric locomotives


    BELARUS: A contract for the supply of 15 Type BKG2 mixed-traffic AC electric locomotives has been signed by Belarusian Railway, China National Electric Import Export Corp and manufacturer CRRC Datong. The €64·3m contract agreed on December 29 is being financed ...

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    Metro Report International

    Minsk’s third metro line opens


    BELARUS: The third metro line in Minsk was officially inaugurated with a ceremony at Kaval’skaya Slabada station on November 6. Passenger services were due to start at 12.30 the following day. The opening had originally been scheduled for August 9, but was ...

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    Laude Smart Intermodal orders 1 000 wagons to carry non-standard containers


    POLAND: Logistics company Laude Smart Intermodal has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to design and supply 1 000 flat wagons for carrying containers on the Russia – Poland corridor. Announcing the order on September 14, UWC said its Type 13-6724 would be the first 1 ...

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    Fully digitalised transit freight between Asia and Europe


    INTERNATIONAL: Russian Railways, Belarusian Railway and FESCO have announced their first freight service between Asia and Europe to be managed using purely electronic transport documents, transit declarations and customs clearance. This forms part of the INTERTRAN technology programme which has been rolled out across the Russian ...

  • President Aleksandr Lukashenko officially marked the start of electric operation on the first 36 km of the 141 km Zlobin – Barbarou – Mazyr line with a ceremony at Svietlahorsk-na-Biarezinie station on June 21.

    First phase of Belarusian electrification project completed


    BELARUS: President Aleksandr Lukashenko officially marked the start of electric operation on the first 36 km of the 141 km Zlobin – Barbarou – Mazyr line with a ceremony at Svietlahorsk-na-Biarezinie station on June 21. The 25 kV 50 Hz electrification project ...

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    Metro Report International

    First Stadler M110 metro trainset enters service in Minsk


    Stadler M110 Minsk BELARUS: Minsk Metro’s first Stadler M110 trainset has entered revenue service on the Awtazavodskaya Line on February 5. The four-car aluminium-bodied transit vehicle can carry 756 passengers, 168 seated, and is one of six 78·4 m four-car and four 97·7 m ...

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    Metro Report International

    Fast tram plan for Minsk


    BELARUS: A feasibility study is to be carried out for a 9·4 km fast tram route in Minsk after the city authorities approved the plan. The route would run from the existing tram terminus at Ploshcha Myasnikova in the city centre to the Sukharevo district in ...

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    Poland-Belarus border crossing upgrades planned


    EUROPE: PKP Cargo’s Cargotor held an investor consultation event in late February to outline four options for modernisation of the Małaszewicze transhipment terminal near the border with Belarus. The meeting was attended by local authorities, terminal operators and railway companies. The modernisation of the transhipment terminal, co-financed from the ...

  • Stadler has presented a four-car metro trainset that it is supplying to Minsk Metro.

    Stadler presents Minsk metro train


    BELARUS: Stadler presented the first of 10 metro trains that it is supplying to Minsk Metro at its factory in the city on March 20. The four-car train is due to undertake testing at the factory before being transported by rail to a metro depot. Stadler is supplying six ...

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    €2bn TEN-T rail action plan for Eastern Partnership countries


    INTERNATIONAL: The European Commission and the World Bank have co-authored an Indicative trans-European Transport Network Investment Action Plan which identifies priority projects to boost connectivity and economic growth in the Eastern Partnership countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The projects include 4 800 km of new or ...

  • The latest order will take BC's fleet of Stadler Flirt EMUs to 28. The trains will be assembled at Stadler's Fanipol plant near Minsk.

    Belarus orders more Flirts


    BELARUS: Stadler announced on January 17 that it had received an order from Belarussian national railway BC for a further 10 Flirt trainsets. The 1 520 mm gauge, five-car Flirt EMUs will be delivered in 2020, joining an existing fleet of 18 trainsets supplied in various batches since 2010. ...

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    Poland upgrades border facilities to handle Eurasian freight boom


    EUROPE: Polish infrastructure manager PKP PLK has called tenders for the design of a planned upgrade of freight facilities at Terespol, on the Polish side of the border with Belarus at Brest on the Moscow – Minsk – Warszawa – Berlin corridor. The growth of freight traffic from Asia to ...

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    Belkommunmash signs Minsk battery bus contract


    BELARUS: Belkommunmash has signed a contract to supply 60 battery electric buses to Minsk. Deliveries are due to be completed by the end of April 2019, with the first 17 to arrive by the end of 2018. BKM will supply 28 articulated Vitovt Max Electro buses, also designated E433. ...

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    Stadler Minsk metro car order confirmed


    BELARUS: Stadler has confirmed details of the metro trains that it is supplying to Minsk. The first four-car trainset is due to arrive in the capital next year, with the rest following by 2020. Stadler Minsk CEO Philipp Brunner told local media of the order in ...

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    Metro Report International

    Minsk metro contactless ticketing pilot goes live


    BELARUS: A contactless bank card ticketing pilot started on the Minsk metro on September 19. A ticket gate at Ploshcha Lenina station on Line 1 has been fitted with a contactless card and NFC reader, which currently accepts Visa cards. The metro intends to extend acceptance to MasterCard cards ...

  • A test passenger train ran from Minsk to Lithuania on September 13; regular services are to be operated using Skoda EMUs.

    Minsk – Vilnius corridor electrified


    EUROPE: Completion of 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of the route between Minsk and Vilnius was marked with a ceremony on September 16. Work to electrify the final 111 km had begun in September 2015. Work on the 84 km Belarusian section between Maladzyechna and the border near Kena was ...

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    Minsk metro selects Stadler rolling stock


    BELARUS: Stadler Minsk CEO Philipp Brunner told local media on January 23 that Stadler had been selected to supply 10 trainsets for the Minsk metro. Brunner gave no further details, but it seems likely that the rolling stock is to be used on metro Line 3, currently under construction. ...