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    Corsair narrow gauge tram delivered to Kaliningrad


    RUSSIA: PK TS’s first Type 71-921 Corsair tram has been delivered to Kaliningrad for testing on the city’s metre gauge network. The St Petersburg based manufacturer has designed the 2 300 mm wide articulated four-axle Corsair to meet the requirements of older ...

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    Moscow Metro expands payment options


    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has worked with VTB bank, Google and Mastercard to enable passengers to use Google Pay on Android devices. Other payment systems are to be added. A smartphone with the screen turned on needs to be tapped on to the turnstile. ‘We see ...

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    Cognitive Pilot seeks to expand into European rail automation market


    INTERNATIONAL: Moscow-based vehicle automation specialist Cognitive Pilot intends to manufacture more than 2 000 of its Cognitive Rail Pilot driver assistance units next year as it looks to expand into western Europe.

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    Russia: Distributed traction moves the crowds


    RZD rolling stock strategy is being driven by the need to provide better connectivity within its constituent regions and faster links between them, reports Vladimir Waldin.

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    Lionet trams head to Izhevsk and Perm


    RUSSIA: PK TS is to deliver its four-axle 100% low-floor Lionet trams to two more cities. It is to supply 16 Type 71-911EM single-section vehicles to the city of Izhevsk this month, with the federal budget funding 60% of the 752m rouble cost as part of ...

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    Leasing company orders timber wagons


    RUSSIA: Leasing company Dessa has awarded United Wagon Co’s Tikhvin plant a contract to supply a further batch of Type 13-6895 flat wagons for timber traffic. The wagons are to be delivered in Q1 2021 and will be leased by Sodex. The 60 ft wagons with ...

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    Moscow commuter EMU order


    RUSSIA: Leasing company VEB.RF Group has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply six 11-car EP2D electric multiple-units. They are to be delivered by the end of the year for operation by Central Suburban Passenger Co on Moscow’s Belorussky and Savelovsky routes. The Demikhovsky ...

  • Moscow’s city government has transferred control of tramway infrastructure to the metro.
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    Moscow Metro to manage city’s tram infrastructure


    RUSSIA: Moscow’s city government has transferred control of tramway infrastructure to the metro. ‘Moscow Metro is a leader among non-automated metros as far as headway is concerned’, said Deputy Mayor for Transport Maxim Liksutov. ‘That’s because our infrastructure maintenance standards are one of the strictest, safest ...

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    St Petersburg – Kaliningrad passenger service proposed


    EUROPE: The possibility of launching a passenger service linking St Petersburg with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad on a route running via Latvia has been discussed by national railways RZD and Latvijas Dzelzceļš. ‘Over the past year, Latvijas Dzelzceļš has been paying a lot of attention ...

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    Coaches delivered to Sakhalin


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Tver carriage works has supplied 18 coaches to the Sakhalin Passenger Co subsidiary of Russian Railways’ Far Eastern Railway. TMH has delivered 10 coaches with nine four-berth compartments, four coaches with nine two-berth compartments, two 54-berth open-plan platskartny dormitory ...

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    Russia sets out national metro standards


    RUSSIA: The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation & Metrology Rosstandart has formally approved the first part of a planned set of national standards for the construction and operation of metro networks.

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    St Petersburg orders PK TS trams


    RUSSIA: St Petersburg tram and trolleybus operator Gorelektrotrans has awarded Tyazhpromleasing a 1·14bn rouble contract to supply 11 two-section and two three-section trams by March 2021. A rival offer submitted by Sberbank Leasing was 6m roubles higher. The 100% low-floor LRVs will be produced by PK ...

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    Omsk trams unveiled


    RUSSIA: Uraltransmash has unveiled the first of 20 Type 71-407 and four 71-412 trams to be supplied to Omsk by the end of the year. The 688m rouble order placed on August 6 was the largest investment in the city’s tram fleet for 29 years. ...

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    Railgo to test tank wagons


    RUSSIA: Rolling stock owner Railgo has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 200 Type 15-9993 tank wagons for transporting petroleum products, which it will use to assess the design’s operational advantages before taking a decision on future purchases. Railgo is one of the 10 ...

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    Batteries to keep Moscow Metro trains moving


    RUSSIA: The Moskva-2020 trainsets which Transmashholding company Metrowagonmash is supplying for the Moscow Metro are being fitted with underfloor emergency battery traction systems from Saft which enable them to run for up to 6∙5 km without external power. This is intended to enable the trains to ...

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    Moskva-2020 metro trains enter service


    RUSSIA: Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated the metro’s next generation of rolling stock on October 6, when the first eight-car Moskva-2020 trainset was unveiled on Line 5.

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    Sinara-Škoda joint venture wins first tram contract


    RUSSIA: The Sinara City Transport Solutions joint venture of Yekaterinburg-based Sinara and Czech supplier Škoda Transportation has won its first contract, covering the supply of 90 single-section low-floor trams to Moscow and the provision of 30 years of maintenance. The joint venture bid 11·07bn roubles, beating ...

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    RZD completes replacement Kola bridge


    RUSSIA: Trains have started using a replacement bridge across the River Kola near Murmansk, following an opening ceremony attended by RZD Chairman CEO Oleg Belozerov, Deputy Transport Minister Vladimir Tokarev and the Governor of Murmansk region Andrey Chibis. Construction of ...

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    Wheel production line ordered


    RUSSIA: The Allegro joint venture of EVRAZ and Rail Service Industrial Group has awarded Austrian industrial equipment manufacturer Andritz a contract to supply a full-cycle railway wheel production line for a US$200m factory which is to be built in the Titanium Valley Special Economic Zone in the ...

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    Wagons to reduce grain delivery costs


    RUSSIA: This month Eskom-Agro will take delivery of a batch of United Wagon Co Type 19-9549 hopper wagons which are being financed by RSHB Leasing. Designed to transport a wide range of grain and grain mill products, the wagons have 25 tonne axleload bogies and a ...