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  • The €1bn multilateral agreement to finance Egyptian National Railways’ purchase of 1 300 Transmashholding coaches over five years has come into force

    Egypt, Russia and Hungary complete coach financing agreement


    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 ...

  • UWC's tank cars for transportation of concentrated nitric acid

    Technically advanced nitric acid tank wagons in production


    RUSSIA: ‘Tank cars for transporting concentrated nitric acid are among the most technically advanced products in our portfolio’, said Deputy CEO for Commerce Marketing Boris Myagkov when United Wagon Co announced an order to supply fertiliser producer EuroChem with a batch of 14 Type 15-6901 ...

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    Stroyproekt to design Tyva coal railway


    RUSSIA: Stroyproekt Engineering Group has been awarded a contract to design the planned Kuragino – Kyzyl – Elegest line which would link the Republic of Tyva to the rail network. Design and survey works are to be August 2021 at cost of 5·5bn roubles. The ...

  • Kambarka Engineering Works has launched its VSK-1000 narrow gauge side-tipping wagon, which has a new design of bogie.

    Narrow gauge wagon launched with updated bogie design


    RUSSIA: Kambarka Engineering Works has launched its VSK-1000 narrow gauge side-tipping wagon, which has a new design of bogie. The wagon with a capacity of 35 tonnes is designed to carry bulk sand, gravel, ballast, salt, rock, ore and coal. It ...

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    3D-printed handles aim to reduce hand contact with train doors


    RUSSIA: Attachments designed to enable train toilet and cab doors to be opened with an elbow or lower arm rather than a hand, and thus reduce the risk of spreading germs or a virus like Covid-19, are being tested by Russian Railways. ...

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    Russian Railways simplifies freight procedures to support social distancing


    RUSSIA: A simplified procedure for remote interaction with freight customers has been established by Russian Railways to help prevent the spread of coronavirus infections. In order to increase social distancing while supporting businesses, a procedure has been established for automatically prolonging contracts between cargo owners and ...

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    TMH delivers electric traction units to mine


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant has delivered the first of two Type NP1 electric traction units ordered by EVRAZ’s Kachkanarskiy Mining Plant last October. Each traction unit comprises a 7·6 MW four-axle AC electric locomotive permanently coupled to two four-axle tipping wagons, giving a total ...

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    Flexitanks carry vegetable oil to China


    ASIA: FESCO and Rail Cargo Logistics–RUS have completed their first shipment of canola vegetable oil in containerised flexitanks from the Krasnoyarsk region of Russia to Nantong in China. The initial shipment of 10 containers carrying 216 tonnes of oil arrived after a transit time of 35 ...

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    Urban news

    Moscow Metro’s Line 15 completed


    RUSSIA: Mayor Sergei Sobyanin inaugurated a 14·4 km six-station extension of Moscow Metro’s Line 15 from Kosino to Lefortovo on March 27. Also known as the Nekrasovskaya Line, Line 15 serves the capital’s eastern suburbs. Construction began in 2012, with the ...

  • Moscow Metro disinfects tunnels (1)
    Urban news

    Moscow Metro disinfects tunnels


    RUSSIA: Moscow Metro has been using modified infrastructure inspection vehicles to spray all its tunnels with liquid disinfectant. The disinfecting programme aims to tackle the coronavirus. As well as all tunnels used by revenue services, the scope includes tunnels which are used ...

  • RZD Logistics (1)

    Sanctioned European goods transit Russia to reach China by rail


    INTERNATIONAL: EU goods which are subject to Russian sanctions can now be transported from Europe to China by rail using electronic seals during transit through Russia. A test shipment of frozen salmon travelled from the Netherlands to Duisburg, where it left for ...

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    Urban news

    Samara Metro train delivered


    RUSSIA: Samara Metro has taken delivery of another four-car trainset from Transmashholding’s Metrowagonmash factory, augmenting the 46-car fleet used on its single 11·6 km line. Ordered in October 2019, the extra train is the ‘latest and most advanced’ variant of the 81-717/714 ...

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    Krasnodar orders 56 trams


    Source: Oleg Bodnya RUSSIA: UKVZ has won four separately-tendered contracts to supply a total of 56 unidirectional trams to the city of Krasnodar The orders announced on March 20 cover a total of 29 Type 71-623-04 trams to be delivered this year, and another 27 ...

  • ru UWC hopper car for mineral fertilizers

    TOAZ orders high-capacity fertiliser wagons


    RUSSIA: Chemical producer Togliattiazot has ordered 200 mineral fertiliser hopper wagons from United Wagon Co, with deliveries from the Tikhvin plant anticipated by the end of May. UWC said this was the customer’s first order for wagons built to the latest generation of designs. The Type ...

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    Redesigning Russian Railways tickets


    RUSSIA: National railway RZD is to roll out a revised electronic ticket design in the first half of 2020 with the aim of providing passengers with easier and faster access to information about their journey, fare and seat or sleeping berth. RZD has worked with graphics ...

  • UWC six-axle articulated hopper wagon

    Articulated hopper wagons certified


    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained certification for two designs of six-axle articulated hopper car with 25 tonne axleload bogies. The Type 19-6978 is intended for grain traffic, and the Type 19-6978-01 for mineral fertilisers. Both types have a capacity of 160 m 3 or ...

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    RM Rail to begin series production of covered van design


    RUSSIA: Wagon manufacturer RM Rail has obtained certification for its Type 11-1268 van design, and expects to begin series production in March. The design offers an axleload of 23·5 tonnes, a capacity of 68 tonnes and a floor area of 52·8 m 2 . The wide-opening ...

  • Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply 10 EP2D electric multiple-units.

    Moscow suburban EMU order


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Demikhovo plans is to supply a further 10 EP2D 11-car DC electric multiple-units to Moscow operator Central Suburban Passenger Co between February and May this year. The manufacturer said the EMUs would combine modern looks and high performance with passenger comfort and safety. The ...

  • Transmashholding 3TE25K2M locomotive

    Russian Railways puts 9·3 MW diesel locomotives into service


    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Bryansk works has delivered 12 three-section 9·3 MW locomotives, which the manufacturer says are the most powerful diesels in the 1 520 mm gauge region. The 3TE25K2M has been developed from the 2TE25K Persvet twin-section design, of which 502 have been produced since 2005. ...

  • Russian Railways’ Kaliningrad division is upgrading its fleet to handle an increase in traffic through the exclave.

    Standard gauge locos to handle traffic through Kaliningrad


    RUSSIA: Five 1 435 mm gauge shunting locomotives have been delivered to Russian Railways’ Kaliningrad division, which is upgrading its fleet to handle an increase in traffic through the exclave. This includes China – Europe transit freight which is being routed through Kaliningrad to avoid congestion ...