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    Finland Bridge links Vladivostok and Helsinki


    INTERNATIONAL: RZD Logistics, FESCO Transportation and Nurminen Logistics Services have launched a regular container service between Vladivostok and Vuosaari in Helsinki via the trans-Siberian route. The service has been branded Finland Bridge , and is expected to operate three or four times per month. ...

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    Second Baikal tunnel bore opened


    RUSSIA: President Putin has inaugurated the second bore of the Baikal tunnel, built as part of a double-tracking project which will increase capacity on the Delbichinda to Daban section of the Baikal – Amur main line from 17 to 85 trains each way per day. ...

  • Taganrog UKVZ Type 71-628 tram delivery
    Metro Report International

    First tram delivered for Taganrog network modernisation


    RUSSIA: UKVZ has delivered the first of 60 Type 71-628 trams which it is to supply for the modernisation of the Taganrog tramway. The modernisation project is being undertaken by Sinara-City Transport Solutions under a concession agreement signed with the city in May. The 11·8bn ...

  • STM Type 13-6704 fast container wagon

    Container wagon designed to offer seven day China – Europe transit time


    RUSSIA: Sinara Transport Machines has unveiled a prototype wagon developed to meet Federal Freight Co’s requirements for transporting containerised high-margin goods between far eastern and European Russia at passenger trains speeds of 140 km/h. The Type 13-6704 wagon has a pair of three-axle bogies and ...

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    Collapsed bridge replaced in two days


    RUSSIA: A bridge on the trans-Siberian line has been replaced within two days of being destroyed by flooding. The bridge between Kuenga and Ukurey collapsed on July 23. Trains had already been suspended after structural faults were identified, with local passengers being transported by bus ...

  • New flat wagon PG-1 (2021)

    Narrow gauge flat wagon launched


    RUSSIA: Kambarka Machine Building plant has introduced its PG-1 narrow gauge flat wagon for transporting track panels, rails, sleepers, wheeled and tracked vehicles, timber and other lengthy single-piece and bulk loads. Suitable for gauges between 750 and 1 067 mm, the ...

  • Elga-Trans TMH 3TE25K2M loco

    Private operator takes delivery of three-section diesel locomotives


    RUSSIA: The first 3TE25K2M three-section main line freight diesel locomotives to be ordered by a private operator rather than by Russian Railways have been delivered from Transmashholding’s Bryansk plant. Six of the 9·3 MW locomotives were ordered in May by Elga-Trans, which operates the 321 ...

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    Metro Report International

    Clean air funding for Magnitogorsk tram order


    RUSSIA: UKVZ is to supply 10 single-section Type 71-623-02.01 partly low-floor trams to the city of Magnitogorsk. The company was the only bidder for the contract, which is being financed by the national government’s Clean Air programme. The order is worth the 370m roubles, ...

  • TMH Tver double-deck coach (1)

    Double-deck coaches certified


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Tver plant has obtained certification for the latest version of the double-deck sleeping cars which it is supplying to Federal Passenger Co under a February 2019 framework agreement. This covers the delivery of up to 3 730 coaches of various types by 2025. ...

  • STM TGMK2 shuting loco

    TGMK2 industrial locomotive on test


    RUSSIA: Sinara Transport Machines’ first TGMK2 light shunting locomotive is being tested by industrial logistics subsidiary SinaraPromTrans at the Taganrog Metallurgical Plant, ahead of further refinement of the design at STM’s Kalugaputmash plant. The compact locomotive has a hydraulic drive and a microprocessor diagnostic system. ...

  • Transmashholding has unveiled a mock-up of a driving car from its Ivolga 3.0 DC electric multiple-unit

    Ivolga 3.0 EMU design presented


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding has unveiled a mock-up of a driving car from its Ivolga 3.0 DC electric multiple-unit, which is being developed as the next model in its family of EMUs for urban, suburban and long-distance applications. The design of the EG2Tv EMU has been developed ...

  • An agreement to co-operate to develop hydrogen fuel cell and lithium-ion battery hybrid locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, locomotive supplier Sinara Group and nanotechnology investor Rusnano.

    Fuel cell and battery hybrid locomotive development agreement signed


    RUSSIA: An agreement to co-operate to develop hydrogen fuel cell and lithium-ion battery hybrid locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, locomotive supplier Sinara Group and nanotechnology investor Rusnano. The agreement provides for research, development and design work, analysis of the infrastructure which would required ...

  • VR Transpoint Finnlog woodchip wagons (2)

    Wagons delivered for wood chip import service


    EUROPE: The Finnlog subsidiary of Finland’s VR Group has taken delivery of 35 wagons manufactured by ZMK which will be used for transporting wood chips from Metsä Group’s Svir sawmill in Russia to its pulp mill at Joutseno in Finland. Cross-border ...

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    Metro Report International

    Design of Moscow’s next tram unveiled


    RUSSIA. Sinara has revealed the appearance of the 90 Type 71-628M fully low-floor, four-axle trams which it has designed for Moscow and which will be produced by subcontractor UKVZ. The contract includes 30 years of maintenance. The first five cars are ...

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    RZD places order for 200 diesel locomotives


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways and Sinara Transport Machines have agreed a firm order for the supply and life-cycle maintenance of 200 2TE35A twin-section main line freight diesel locomotives able to haul trains of up to 7 100 tonnes. This follows a framework agreement for the supply ...

  • Moscow Vostochniy station (2)

    Moscow’s Vostochniy passenger hub opens in the east of the city


    RUSSIA: A hub station has been opened on the eastern side side of Moscow for use by long-distance trains passing through the capital and as an interchange for passengers who do not need to access the city centre. Vostochniy station was formally opened by Russian Railways ...

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    Metro Report International

    Facial recognition payment to be rolled out at Moscow Metro stations


    RUSSIA: A facial recognition based payment system is to be offered at all Moscow Metro stations by the end of the year, according to Deputy Mayor and Head of the Department of Transport Road Infrastructure Development Maxim Liksutov. The Face Pay technology is ...

  • Yekaterinburg - Verkhnyaya Pyshma interurban tramway construction (Photo Yevgeny Kuznetsov)
    Metro Report International

    Interurban tramway PPP concession agreement signed


    RUSSIA: A 10-year agreement to finance, build and operate an inter-municipality tramway connecting Yekaterinburg with the neighbouring town of Verkhnyaya Pyshma was signed by Sverdlovsk oblast and the Verkhnepyshminskiy Tramway subsidiary of Movista-Regions on May 20. Initial works for the 9 km route began last ...


    Russian Railways orders EMUs


    RUSSIA: Russian Railways has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovo plant a contract to supply a further four six-car and four four-car EP3D electric multiple-units by the end of the year. They will feature wear-resistant seats, retention toilets and HVAC with ultraviolet air disinfection. A custom feature for ...

  • Taganrog Andrey Lisitsky (left) and Evgeny Vasiliev (right) are signing a concession agreement
    Metro Report International

    Taganrog tramway to be modernised in first concession agreement


    RUSSIA: What the contractor says is the first concession agreement for the comprehensive modernisation of an entire Russian tramway has been signed by city of Taganrog and the Sinara-GTR Taganrog subsidiary of Sinara-City Transport Solutions. ‘As a result of this large scale project, Taganrog will receive ...