RUSSIA: An agreement to establish a rolling stock engineering innovation centre was signed by Russian Railways, Sinara Group and technology partner Siemens Mobility at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.

The partners said the centre would consolidate existing experience and acquire new expertise to provide engineering consultancy, design, and documentation services for ‘innovative’ rolling stock.

The first project would focus on high speed electric trains capable of speeds up to 400 km/h, RZD said on June 7.