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  • Transmashholding’s Tver plant is to produce a pilot batch of 61-4517 and 61-4516 passenger coaches which will operate in coupled pairs.
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    Production of paired coaches approved

    2019-08-21T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Tver plant is to produce a pilot batch of 61-4517 and 61-4516 passenger coaches which will operate in coupled pairs, a concept which the manufacturer said was being implemented in Russia for the first time. Shipments are planned to start in September. One coach from each pair ...

  • RZD has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport’s northern terminal complex (Photo: Toma Bacic).
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    Moscow Sheremetyevo airport rail link expansion underway

    2019-08-15T13:42:09Z

    RUSSIA: RZD has begun construction of a rail link to serve terminals B and C at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport’s northern terminal complex. The first stage, to be completed in 2022, includes a 3 km mostly double-track line from the existing Sheremetyevo-2 station at the southern terminal complex to a ...

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    Passenger trains start to serve Yakutsk

    2019-08-01T13:05:40Z

    RUSSIA: Regular passenger trains have started running on the northern section of the Yakutia Railway, following celebrations on July 27 attended by State Counsellor Vyacheslav Shtyrov, on behalf of the President of the Sakha Republic Aisen Nikolayev. Formal approval of the line for passenger operation was granted on July ...

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    Sakhalin diesel railcars outshopped

    2019-07-31T11:55:00Z

    RUSSIA: Three Class RA3 diesel multiple-units to operate regauged regional railway routes on Sakhalin were formally unveiled by Transmashholding on July 26, at a ceremony attended by the Deputy Chairman of the Sakhalin oblast government Vitaly Gudin, RZD’s Deputy General Director, Passenger, Dmitry Pegov, and the First Deputy General Director ...

  • Russian Railways is converting the rail network on the island of Sakhalin from 1 067 mm narrow gauge to 1 520 mm broad gauge.
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    Sakhalin regauging makes progress

    2019-07-29T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The first 1 520 mm gauge long-distance overnight passenger services on the island of Sakhalin began running on July 18, following conversion of the 500 km Vzmorye – Nogliki route from 1 067 mm to broad gauge. This marks the latest stage in a programme launched in 2003 ...

  • UniCredit Leasing has awarded United Wagon Co subsidiary TikhvinSpetsMash a contract to supply 50 timber wagons for use by Luzales, one of the largest logging companies in the Komi Republic.
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    Timber wagons ordered

    2019-07-05T11:21:00Z

    RUSSIA: UniCredit Leasing has awarded United Wagon Co subsidiary TikhvinSpetsMash a contract to supply 50 timber wagons for use by Luzales, one of the largest logging companies in the Komi Republic. An initial 30 Type 13-6895 cars are to be delivered by the end of the third quarter of 2019, ...

  • GATX Rail Vostok has taken delivery of 26 molasses wagons of a new design developed by United Wagon Co.
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    Molasses wagons delivered

    2019-06-19T13:34:59Z

    RUSSIA: GATX Rail Vostok has taken delivery of 26 molasses wagons of a new design developed by United Wagon Co. UWC said the Type 15-6900-04 developed by its All-Union Research & Development Centre for Transportation Technology and manufactured at its TikhvinChemMash site was the only 1 520 mm gauge wagon ...

  • An agreement for the development of diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, Transmashholding and lithium-ion battery manufacturer Rusnano.
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    Hybrid shunting locomotive agreement

    2019-06-19T08:17:26Z

    RUSSIA: An agreement for the development of diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives has been signed by Russian Railways, Transmashholding and lithium-ion battery manufacturer Rusnano. RZD has expressed interesting buying 131 hybrid shunters over six years, subject to approval of the prototype. These would be used at major stations and in depots. ...

  • United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash is to supply 100 Type 15-6880 methanol tank wagons to chemical company Shchekinoazot by the end of July.
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    Methanol wagon order

    2019-06-14T15:00:15Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash is to supply 100 Type 15-6880 methanol tank wagons to chemical company Shchekinoazot by the end of July. The wagons will have a capacity of 88 m 3 or 73 tonnes, up to 2 tonnes more than older designs, with 25 tonne axleload bogies. ...

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    Russian rolling stock innovation centre planned

    2019-06-10T12:48:58Z

    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 ...

  • Russian Railway has signed a €1·1bn order for a further 13 Velaro RUS high speed trains
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    Russian Railways orders high speed trains

    2019-06-07T16:04:54Z

    RUSSIA: Russian Railways has signed a €1·1bn order for a further 13 Velaro RUS high speed trains for use on the 650 km Moscow – St Petersburg route, Siemens Mobility announced on June 7. The 10-car 3 kV DC trainsets will be supplied by Siemens Mobility and the Ural Locomotives ...

  • The first 3ES5S electric freight locomotive produced by Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Works has started 5 000 km of test running at the VNIIZhT  circuit at Shcherbinka.
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    3ES5S electric freight locomotive on test

    2019-06-01T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The first 3ES5S electric freight locomotive produced by Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Works has started 5 000 km of test running at the VNIIZhT circuit at Shcherbinka near Moscow, ahead of trials on the Russian Railways network. The 3ES5S is a three-section version of the ...

  • Russian Railways plans to increase the use of electric traction.
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    Russian Railways to increase electric operation

    2019-05-14T11:30:28Z

    RUSSIA: Plans to increase the use of electric traction were announced by Russian Railways on May 14, with the national operator saying this would offer environmental benefits compared to the use of diesel or road and air transport. RZD said the electrification of its most heavily used lines and the ...

  • BaltTransService has taken delivery of the first of 10 2TE25KM twin-section diesel locomotives ordered from Tramsmashholding’s Bryansk factory.
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    BaltTransService loco deliveries begin

    2019-05-11T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The BaltTransService oil transport subsidiary of the Globaltrans group has taken delivery of the first of 10 2TE25KM twin-section diesel locomotives ordered from Tramsmashholding’s Bryansk factory. The twin-section 1 520 mm gauge locomotives with AC-DC transmission are rated at 4·4 MW and have a maximum speed of 100 km/h. ...

  • Eurosib SPb - Transport Systems has awarded United Wagon Co’s Tikhvin plant a contract to supply 400 Type 13-6903 container wagons.
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    High-capacity container wagons ordered

    2019-04-25T09:32:00Z

    RUSSIA: Eurosib SPb - Transport Systems has awarded United Wagon Co’s Tikhvin plant a contract to supply 400 Type 13-6903 container wagons by February 2020. They will have 25 tonne axleload bogies, capacity of 74·5 tonnes and a loading length of 80 ft, enabling them to carry high-capacity containers including ...

  • nited Wagon Co is expanding its range with the development of two side tipping wagons for the transport and automated discharge of aggregates and ore.
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    Tipping wagons expand UWC range

    2019-04-22T11:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co is expanding its range with the development of two side tipping wagons for the transport and automated discharge of aggregates and ore. The wagons were designed by UWC’s All-Union Research & Development Centre for Transportation Technology and are currently undergoing certification, ahead of the planned start ...

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    Transmashholding sales up

    2019-04-09T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Rolling stock manufacturer Transmashholding has announced a 44% year-on-year increase in sales to 224·8bn roubles for 2018. Sales of single-deck coaches were up 62% to 696, while sales of double-deck coaches were up 59% to 65. The company launched a major project to update its range of coaches, and ...

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    Russian double-deck EMU planned

    2019-03-29T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Ural Locomotives and Russian Railways have signed an agreement to develop plans for a double-deck electric multiple-unit designed for inter-regional services. A working group is to be established to produce a feasibility study and define the technical requirements, including the estimated costs of supply and maintenance under a lifecycle ...

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    Krasnodar suburban network proposed

    2019-03-26T07:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A framework agreement for the development of a suburban rail network in Krasnodar was signed by Russian Railways Chief Executive Oleg Belozerov and regional Governor Veniamin Kondratyev on March 12. The project has become feasible following the inauguration of a 69 km double-track freight bypass line in February, creating ...

  • The BAM main line across Russia is one of several being upgraded to handle rapidly growing rail freight traffic between Asia and Europe.
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    Broad gauge freight route to Wien is ‘crucial’, says RZD

    2019-03-21T16:20:10Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Russian Railways Chief Executive Oleg Belozerov says that the company is wrestling with growth rates of 30% in a year in transit freight between Asia and Europe. Addressing the International Railway Congress which began in Wien on March 18, he suggested that RZD had increased its forecasts for transit ...