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    Partnership to develop 400 km/h high speed train for Russia

    2020-06-25T10:31:00Z

    RUSSIA:· Russian Railways, the Engineering Centre for Railway Transport and Knorr-Bremse have formed a partnership to develop high speed trains which could link Russia’s largest cities at speeds up to 400 km/h. It is envisaged that the first of the very high speed trains could enter service ...

  • The average speed of consignments across the Russian Railways network increased to 466·3 km/day in May, 16·3% higher than the same period last year and 28·4% above May 2018, RZD has announced.
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    Average speed of Russian rail freight increases to 466 km/day

    2020-06-16T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The average speed of consignments across the Russian Railways network increased to 466·3 km/day in May, 16·3% higher than the same period last year and 28·4% above May 2018, RZD has announced. For shipments over distances of more than 2 600 km the average speed ...

  • UWC's tank car for transportation of molten sulphur
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    Electrically heated molten sulphur wagons delivered

    2020-06-13T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Ivanomorsk TPK has taken delivery of a batch of UWC TikhvinChemMash molten sulphur wagons for use by Norilsk Nickel. This follows the delivery last year of wagons for sulphuric acid traffic. UWC said the Type 15-6913 molten sulphur wagon was one of the most technologically ...

  • The northern port city of Murmansk was cut off from the national rail network when a bridge over the River Kola collapsed on June 1.
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    Bridge collapse interrupts railway to Murmansk

    2020-06-11T11:11:00Z

    RUSSIA: The northern port city of Murmansk was cut off from the national rail network when a bridge over the River Kola collapsed on June 1. The bridge 15 km south of Murmansk was built in 1930 and renovated in 2014. Train services had already been ...

  • New robotics at Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant
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    Robotic welding at Tikhvin wagon factory

    2020-06-09T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has installed a robot for welding open wagon components at its Tikhvin plant, ensuring high quality welds by minimising human variability. The company said the robot would release highly-skilled specialist electric gas welders to undertake other work which requires semiautomatic welding. ...

  • PC Transport Systems has announced plans to build a narrow gauge tram, saying the 71-921 Corsair, which it expects to unveil later this year, would be the first series-produced Russian tram for 1 000 mm gauge networks since 1937.
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    Metre-gauge tram under development

    2020-06-08T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: PC Transport Systems has announced plans to build a narrow gauge tram, saying the 71-921 Corsair, which it expects to unveil later this year, would be the first series-produced Russian tram for 1 000 mm gauge networks since 1937. ‘We decided ...

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    UKVZ trams delivered to Novokuznetsk

    2020-05-26T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The first three of seven 71-623-04 trams ordered by the city of Novokuznetsk were delivered by UKVZ on May 17. The city placed an 378m rouble order in October for the single-section partially low-floor trams, as well as for two 71-142 Phoenix articulated trams, ...

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    Kazan metro train delivered

    2020-05-25T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Kazan metro operator Metroelektrotrans has taken delivery of an additional four-car metro trainset which it ordered from Transmashholding subsidiary Metrovagonmash in October 2019 to augment its fleet. The Type 81-765.4K/766.4K trainset is formed of two motored driving cars and unpowered intermediate ...

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    RZD Logistics tests northern route for transit of sanctioned goods

    2020-05-24T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: RZD Logistics has operated a trial service carrying EU goods subject to Russian sanctions in transit from Germany and Estonia to China via the northern route through the Zabaikalsk border crossing. This follows a trial during March on the southern route via Kazakhstan, which carried ...

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    Moscow Metro fights the coronavirus

    2020-05-22T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has shared some of the steps it has taken to fight against the spread of the coronavirus. The operator said it had continued its record of running every say since the first section opened in May 1935, with the ...

  • Uraltransmash has begin trials with its Type 71-418 tram design in Yekaterinburg.
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    Uraltransmash tests domestically-developed tram

    2020-05-18T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Uraltransmash has begin trials with its Type 71-418 tram design in Yekaterinburg. The Type 71-418 was unveiled at the INNOPROM exhibition last year, and has been entirely developed and manufactured in Russia. The three-section 100% low-floor vehicle is 27·8 m long with a capacity ...

  • ru - UWC tank car for technical grade sulphuric acid
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    Sulphuric acid wagons delivered to Siberia

    2020-05-08T10:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has supplied Transport Logistics Systems with a batch of 77 tonne/44 m 3 capacity Type 15-9545 sulphuric acid tank wagons. This is the first order TLS has placed with UWC, and its first for the latest generation of specialised wagons. ...

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    Knorr-Bremse to supply onboard systems for Sapsan trainsets

    2020-04-30T09:28:00Z

    RUSSIA: Siemens Mobility has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply braking, door and HVAC systems, windscreen wipers and power electrics for the 13 additional Sapsan trainsets which have been ordered by Russian Railways. The third order for 250 km/h Velaro RUS trainsets was placed by RZD ...

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    Accelerated delivery of medical supplies from China to Russia by rail

    2020-04-29T05:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: RZD Logistics has organised the accelerated delivery of personal protective equipment and medical supplies from China to various Russian cities. The first container train departed from Shanghai on April 19, taking the northern transit route through Zabaikalsk to the Vorsino and then Yekaterinburg where customs-clearance was ...

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    Russian-made all-aluminium tram under development

    2020-04-28T07:21:00Z

    RUSSIA: PC Transport Systems is developing what it says will be the first Russian-made all-aluminium tram, drawing on the best examples of aluminium tram production in Europe. The bodyshells for the three-section low-floor Type 71-931M1 Vityaz-M tram are being assembled and painted at the company’s ...

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    Metre-gauge container wagon launched

    2020-04-28T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Rolling stock manufacturer Kambarka Engineering Works  has launched a four-axle flat wagon for carrying containers on metre-gauge lines.

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    Kazan launches TBM on second metro line

    2020-04-27T13:00:00Z

    RUSSIA. Construction of the second metro line in Kazan took a step forward on April 23, when the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov marked the launch of the first tunnel boring machine from the future Sakharova station site.

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    High-capacity timber wagons ordered

    2020-04-26T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Leasing company Dessa has ordered a further batch of timber wagons from United Wagon Co. They are scheduled to be delivered by end of May, and will be leased to Sodex. The Type 13-6895 has a capacity of 72∙5 tonnes or 155 m 3 , ...

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    Quieter on-train air-conditioning developed

    2020-04-25T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding has worked with the the Andreyev Acoustics Institute to reduce the reduce the noise from on-train air-conditioning systems. Proprietary assemblies have been designed for installation in the air ducts to provide an unobstructed flow of air while blocking noise produced by the HVAC fans. ...

  • The €1bn multilateral agreement to finance Egyptian National Railways’ purchase of 1 300 Transmashholding coaches over five years has come into force
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    Egypt, Russia and Hungary complete coach financing agreement

    2020-04-21T10:53:00Z

    EGYPT: The €1bn multilateral agreement to finance Egyptian National Railways’ purchase of 1 300 Transmashholding coaches over five years has come into force, the Russian supplier announced on April 21. The chair of the ENR board has received the official loan authorisation notice from the Hungarian ...