All Russia articles – Page 4

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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 ...

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    Suburban operator orders EMUs

    2019-03-19T10:14:00Z

    RUSSIA: Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky factory a contract to supply 21 Class EP2D electric multiple-units, to be financed by Sberbank Leasing. The 11-car 3kV DC EMUs will be 244 m long with a capacity of 2 866 passengers. Three will have folding steps for use at ...

  • The first platskartny coach to be modernised by the Vagonremmash factory in Tambov has re-entered revenue service.
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    Modernised platskartny coach enters service

    2019-03-18T16:32:01Z

    RUSSIA: The first platskartny coach to be modernised by the Vagonremmash factory in Tambov re-entered revenue service on March 18, following the completion of testing and certification. It is to be used on trains 19/20 Rostov-na-Donu – Moscow and 11/12 Anapa – Moscow. Platskartny coaches offer the most ...

  • A high speed railway is proposed between Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg.
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    Chelyabinsk – Yekaterinburg high speed rail plan

    2019-02-18T14:48:42Z

    RUSSIA: A non-binding memorandum of understanding to plan a high speed railway between Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg was signed by the Russian Direct Investment Fund sovereign wealth fund, Siemens Mobility and the Economic Partnership Ural High-Speed Rail on February 15, on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference 2019. The proposed ...

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    Russian Railways awards long-term coach contract

    2019-02-15T15:38:33Z

    RUSSIA: An agreement for the supply of up to 3 730 coaches worth 237bn roubles by 2025 was signed by Russian Railways’ long-distance subsidiary Federal Passenger Co and Transmashholding on February 14. This includes a firm order for 2 644 coaches, with the rest as options. The order covers ...

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    Specialisation drives growth at United Wagon Co

    2019-02-05T13:28:40Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co produced a total of 19 700 wagons in 2018, a 3% increase on the previous year. A similar volume is expected in 2019, with growth continuing to be driven by an increase in the production of specialised vehicles. Hopper wagon production was up 108% year-on-year to ...

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    Bogies ordered for Sakhalin gauge conversion

    2019-01-24T09:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Tver plant has been awarded a contract to supply 138 broad gauge bogies to Sakhalin to facilitate the regauging of passenger rolling stock. This forms part of the programme to convert the island’s rail network from 1 067 mm narrow gauge to the 1 520 mm broad gauge ...

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    Metafrax orders methanol tank wagons

    2018-12-28T12:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Metafrax has awarded United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash plant a contract to supply a further 100 Type 15-6880 methanol tank wagons by May, saying the decision was taken following the good operating performance of a previous batch. The chemical producer currently has more than 400 1-T and Tpr tank wagons. ...

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    Accessible narrow gauge coach

    2018-12-26T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Kambarka Engineering Works has launched the 750 mm gauge VP750-DITS accessible coach. The design is intended to be suitable for railways of between 600 and 1 000 mm gauge. The vehicle has two wheelchair spaces with support panels, securing belts and horizontal handrails, and carries ramps which can be ...

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    Central PPK orders Metrovagonmash DMUs

    2018-12-20T10:54:29Z

    RUSSIA: Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding subsidiary Metrovagonmash a contract to supply 23 newly designed RA-3 diesel multiple-units, to be financed by Sberbank Leasing. The agreement was signed on December 5. An initial 17 two-car DMUs are scheduled to be delivered between August and November 2019, with the ...

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    Russian Railways presents platskartny modernisation concept

    2018-12-18T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The future look of Russian Railways’ platskartny coaches which offer the cheapest and most basic accommodation on very long-distance services was unveiled at the Transport Week exhibition and conference in Moscow last month. On show was two-window mock-up of part of a coach for visitors to inspect and ...

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    Teardrop-shaped cement wagons ordered

    2018-11-19T13:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: RM Rail has won orders to supply Russia’s Gazprombank Leasing and VEB-Leasing and Kazakhstan’s largest cement manufacturer with a total of more than 1 000 Type 19-1217 cement hopper wagons by September 2019. The wagon manufacturer said the Type 19-1217 has an ‘innovative’ teardrop shaped body giving a capacity ...

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    Heavy haul tests to improve capacity to the ports

    2018-11-18T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A Type 2ES10 Granite twin-section electric freight locomotive manufactured by the Ural Locomotives joint venture of Sinara (51%) and Siemens (49%) has been undergoing haulage and energy efficiency testing on Russian Railways’ Oktyabrskaya Railway as part of a government programme to increase capacity on routes to ports in northwest ...

  • MCC EuroChem has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 700 Type 19-9835-01 hopper cars by mid-2019.
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    High capacity fertiliser wagons ordered

    2018-11-09T16:45:00Z

    RUSSIA: Fertiliser producer MCC EuroChem has awarded United Wagon Co a contract to supply 700 Type 19-9835-01 hopper cars by mid-2019. The wagons have a 25 tonne axleload and a lightweight design to offer a capacity of 101 m 3 and 76·7 tonnes, 6 tonnes more than older designs. ...

  • TransLes is one of the largest wagon operators in Russian forestry sector with a fleet of more than 10 000 flat cars.
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    Nurminen Logistics sells Russian wagon fleet

    2018-10-31T10:40:39Z

    RUSSIA: Finnish freight company Nurminen Logistics plc announced on October 30 that it had sold its Russian wagon fleet of around 350 vehicles to TransLes. Part of the Rustranscom Group of freight companies, TransLes is one of the largest wagon operators in Russian forestry sector with a fleet of ...

  • Ural Mining Metallurgical Co has awarded United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash plant contracts to supply a total of 73 sulphuric acid tank wagons by the end of January.
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    Sulphuric acid wagons ordered

    2018-10-21T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Ural Mining Metallurgical Co has awarded United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash plant contracts to supply a total of 73 sulphuric acid tank wagons by the end of January. UMMC’s Sredneuralsk Copper Smelter is to receive 17 of the wagons, the Mednogorsk Copper & Sulphur Plant 30 and the Chelyabinsk Zinc ...

  • The creation of a new COTIF appendix on the safe operation of trains is intended to open the way to the expansion of interoperability beyond Europe (Photo: DB).
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    Three strategic decisions at OTIF General Assembly

    2018-10-16T06:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: Three strategic decisions were taken at the 13th General Assembly of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail which was held at the end of September. These covered: the creation of a new appendix on the safe operation of trains, intended to open the way to the ...