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    TMH to move rolling stock production


    RUSSIA: An agreement for the development of an electric rolling stock factory in St Petersburg was signed by the city’s government and Transmashholding during June. The cost of at least 3bn roubles will be financed by TMH, which expects to create more than 1 000 new ...

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    Russian-developed Faster Payments System piloted on Moscow Metro


    RUSSIA: The city of Moscow and the Bank of Russia have launched pilot scheme enabling the use of the National Payment Card System’s Faster Payments System at 80 metro stations. They said the capital is the first Russian city where FPS with QR-code public transport payment ...

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    Double-deck trains considered for Moscow Central Ring


    RUSSIA: The use of double-deck trains on the 54 km Moscow Central Ring line is being studied, as ridership has reached 550 000 passengers/day and the infrastructure is now at maximum capacity. Maksim Liksutov, Deputy Mayor for Transport, said the domestic production of double-deck electric trains ...

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    Smart turnouts to be installed on Moscow tram network


    RUSSIA: The roll-out of an automatic route-setting system on the Moscow tram network has begun with the first test deployment near the Kursk railway station. Equipment fitted to a Vityaz low-floor trams transmits the required route to the turnout, which changes automatically ...

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    Lower carbon footprint rails delivered


    RUSSIA: Evraz has delivered a pilot batch of ‘green rails’, which the steelmaker says were manufactured with a carbon footprint of 0·5 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per tonne of steel, four times lower than traditional blast furnace/converter technology.

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    Siemens to exit the Russian market


    SIEMENS: Siemens AG announced on May 12 that it is to exit the Russian market as a result of the invasion of Ukraine. The company said it had begun proceedings to wind down its industrial operations and all industrial business activities, in line with regulatory requirements ...

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    Finland’s VR begins terminating Russian rail freight contracts


    EUROPE: Finland’s national train operator VR Group has begun the process of terminating its Russian cross-border freight contracts, with traffic expected to cease completely by the end of the year at the latest, and it is also looking to sell or liquidate its Russian freight joint ...

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    St Petersburg tram order


    RUSSIA: Sole bidder Sberbank Leasing has been awarded a 12·9bn rouble contract to supply 12 two-section and 42 three-section double and single-sided low-floor trams to St Petersburg. A specific model has not been announced, but the trams will have a ’retro’ styling. Deliveries are scheduled to ...

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    PK TS awarded St Petersburg tram contract


    RUSSIA: The St Petersburg municipal government has directly awarded PK TS an 11·6bn rouble contract to supply trams. The order confirmed on April 8 covers 23 two-section 71-923M Bogatyr-M and 58 three-section 71-931M Vityaz-M trams in both single and double-ended versions for delivery from September 2022 ...

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    Shipping group buys Russian Railways’ automotive logistics business


    FRANCE: Marseille-based shipping conglomerate CMA CGM has acquired almost 100% of automotive and contract logistics specialist Gefco.

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    ‘Controlled’ end to Finland – Russia rail freight traffic


    FINLAND: National operator VR Group is to discontinue rail freight traffic with Russia ‘in a controlled manner’, the railway’s board decided on April 6. VR said it aimed to run down traffic as quickly as possible, although it expected that the process would take several months. ...

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    Electric locomotive incorporates domestic technology


    RUSSIA: Ural Locomotives has unveiled its first 3ES8 Malakhit three-section 3 kV DC electric locomotive, which is intended as the basis for a new generation of electric locomotives incorporating domestic technology. Domestically designed and manufactured technology includes the asynchronous traction drive developed ...

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    Ukraine to nationalise Russian-owned rolling stock


    UKRAINE: National railway Ukrzaliznytsia has begun the process of nationalising Russian-owned rolling stock in the country. The announcement came after the President of Ukraine signed a law setting out principles for the seizure of Russian property following the invasion. Ukrzaliznytsia is drawing up a list of ...

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    International rail organisations say ‘sovereignty, self-determination, independence and territorial integrity’ must be respected


    UKRAINE: ‘We are firmly against the use of railways in armed conflicts’, the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail and the Organisation for Co‑Operation Between Railways said in a joint statement issued on March 21; it did not specifically mention Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ...

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    Flat wagons recalled to prevent use in invasion of Ukraine


    EUROPE: Lithuania’s national freight operator LTG Cargo has stopped the leasing of its flat wagons and banned their transport to Russia or Belarus, out of concern that the governments could nationalise them and use them for military purposes as part of the invasion of Ukraine. LTG ...

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    Alstom suspends deliveries and investment in Russia


    INTERNATIONAL: The suspension of deliveries to and future investments in Russia was announced by Alstom on March 9. The company said it would ‘obviously comply with all applicable sanctions and laws’ imposed following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Alstom has a 20% stake in Transmashholding, the ...

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    UIC suspends companies from Russia and Belarus


    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways has suspended the membership of companies from Russia and Belarus which are under international sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine. This includes Russian Railways. On March 8 UIC said it was committed to enabling international railway co-operation with the values ...

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    Polish industry calls for ’full and complete’ sanctions on Russian and Belarusian railways


    EUROPE: Representatives of the Polish railway industry have issued a joint call for the European Commission to impose ‘full and complete’ sanctions on the Russian and Belarusian railways because of their logistical role in the invasion of Ukraine. The statement issued on March 3 is signed by ...

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    Rail supply sector responds to Russian invasion of Ukraine


    Railway Gazette International  asked major companies from the railway supply industry how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is affecting their business activities.

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    St Petersburg orders trams with driverless capability


    RUSSIA: St Petersburg transport operator Gorelektrotrans has awarded PK TS a 6·9bn rouble contract to supply a total of 57 trams. The order announced on February 8 includes three three-section, 27·5 m long 71-931M Vityaz-M trams with a capacity of 188 passengers, and 54 two-section, 19·4 ...