All Russia articles – Page 5

  • Network Rail is to enhance the loading gauge on the Doncaster - Immingham route in northern England.
    Rail Business UK

    World rail freight news round-up

    2018-10-15T06:20:00Z

    Marking 10 years of direct intermodal trains between China and Germany, Deutsche Bahn has established DB Cargo Eurasia as a dedicated business unit to develop Eurasian transit freight. DB and partners including Russian Railways launched a single train between Xiangtang and Hamburg in 2008; it now runs 3 600 ...

  • Two pre-series Ivolga trainsets are already being used by CPPK.
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    CPPK orders more Ivolga EMUs from TMH

    2018-10-12T07:28:00Z

    RUSSIA: On October 4, Central Suburban Passenger Co signed a contract with Transmashholding subsidiary Tver Carriage Works for the supply of a further 15 seven-car Ivolga EMUs. The value of the contract is 11bn roubles and marks a follow-on order for the design after CPPK ordered 24 six-car trainsets ...

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    News

    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2018-10-11T16:08:58Z

    Steel producer Evraz is to invest US$60m in two automatic full-section wheel machining lines and a wheel geometry laser measuring hub at its plant in Nizhny Tagil. This is expected to see wheel output increase by 78 000 units per year, most of which are for the Russian market. ...

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    Wagon maintenance deal

    2018-10-10T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co and Uralchem-Trans have signed an agreement to develop a service centre at Murashi on RZD’s Gorky Railway which would repair and maintain modern wagons produced at UWC’s Tikhvin plant. The Murashi depot has been servicing Tikhvin wagons managed by Uralchem Holding’s transport subsidiary since 2016. Uralchem-Trans ...

  • The 1 158 m long Tomusinksy tunnel now has a second bore, alleviating a bottleneck near Novokuznetsk.
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    Tunnel opens on Novokuznetsk avoiding line

    2018-10-09T11:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Completed by Russian Railways at a cost of 7bn roubles, a second bore of the 1 158 m long Tomusinksy tunnel north of Novokuznetsk opened for revenue service on October 3. The second bore alleviates a significant bottleneck formed by the original single-track tunnel, opened in 1967. This ...

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    Northern Latitudinal Railway concession signed

    2018-10-08T13:02:49Z

    RUSSIA: Having been approved by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in mid-August, a formal concession agreement covering construction of the Northern Latitudinal Railway was signed at the ProMotion 1520 forum in Sochi on October 3. The SShKh consortium will be responsible for financing, building and operating the 113bn rouble line, ...

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    Blockchain-based locomotive data analysis trial announced

    2018-10-05T14:08:31Z

    RUSSIA: Locomotive and rolling stock supplier Transmashholding has announced a partnership with blockchain developer Vostok to provide verified and distributed fleet data collection, analysis and storage. Vostok’s private blockchain platform is to be integrated with the SmartMaintenance diagnostics and forecasting system developed for TMH by data mining company ...

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    First section of Moscow – Kazan high speed line to open in 2024

    2018-10-04T13:45:48Z

    RUSSIA: A construction agreement covering the first section of the Moscow – Kazan high speed line was announced by RZD First Deputy Director Alexander Misharin at the ProMotion 1520 conference in Sochi on October 2. The agreement calls for work to start next year on a 301 km alignment between ...

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    Nurminen Logistics plans to sell wagon fleet

    2018-10-02T14:38:59Z

    RUSSIA: Nurminen Logistics announced on October 2 that it was considering selling the wagons owned by its Russian subsidiary OOO Nurminen Logistics, saying this would free up capital to support a strategy of focusing on its rail operations and freight forwarding activities in the Russian rail market. The Russian wagon ...

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    RZD to expand high speed fleet

    2018-09-26T14:04:41Z

    RUSSIA: An agreement to expand Russian Railways’ high speed train fleet was signed by the operator, Sinara Group and Siemens Mobility at InnoTrans 2018 on September 18. By March 31 RZD and the Ural Locomotives joint venture of Siemens and Sinara are to prepare an agreement for the supply ...

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    United Wagon Co shows standard gauge vehicle

    2018-09-20T09:15:17Z

    INNOTRANS: United Wagon Co is exhibiting a Type Sggrs twin-section articulated flat wagon for carrying heavy containers. The wagon was designed by UWC’s All-Union Research & Development Centre for Transportation Technology and manufactured by its Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant. UWC is targeting the EU market, having recently been certified ...

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    Locos for French leg of Paris - Moscow service

    2018-09-19T13:00:53Z

    EUROPE: A deal for Voyages SNCF to lease three Bombardier Transportation locomotives from MRCE to haul part of Russian Railways’ Paris – Moscow passenger service was confirmed at InnoTrans 2018 on September 19. From December 2018, Voyages SNCF will extend its section of the route from Paris as far as ...

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    St Petersburg suburban service proposed

    2018-09-19T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A proposal for the launch of frequent suburban rail services on a 53 km semi-circular route around St Petersburg has been submitted to the government by Russian Railways. The project is inspired by the success of the Moscow Central Ring service which RZD launched in 2016 in partnership with ...

  • CityRail services radiate from Nizhny Novgorod's principal Moscow station. (Photo: yandex/Neu-Zwei)
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    Orbital CityRail service expands

    2018-09-11T10:39:12Z

    RUSSIA: Nizhny Novgorod suburban passenger operator JSC Volga-Vyatskaya announced on September 10 that its CityRail Priokskaya Line service linking the two halves of the city will become a year-round service with effect from October 15. The 50 km orbital route was launched in 2013, but unlike the CityRail Sormovskaya Line ...

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    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2018-09-10T07:00:00Z

    Hupac Group recorded an 8% increase in traffic in the first half of 2018, with trans-Alpine transport through Switzerland up 9.4%. Hupac expects ‘continued constant growth’ for the second half of 2018, supported by a 15% increase in its wagon fleet and the deployment of eight multi-system locomotives. ...

  • Russian Railways has put one six-car and two four-car EP3D electric multiple-units supplied by Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky Engineering Plant into service on suburban routes around Vladivostok.
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    EMUs enter service in Vladivostok

    2018-09-04T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Russian Railways has put one six-car and two four-car EP3D electric multiple-units supplied by Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky Engineering Plant into service on suburban routes around Vladivostok. The modern EMUs are expected to offer better passenger comfort than the older designs, with lower operating and maintenance costs over their expected 40-year ...

  • The concession agreement for the construction of the Northern Latitudinal Railway is scheduled to be signed shortly (Photo: Gazprom).
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    Northern Latitudinal Railway concession to be signed

    2018-08-31T13:36:24Z

    RUSSIA: The concession agreement for the construction of the Northern Latitudinal Railway is scheduled to be signed by September 8, after Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree on August 15 giving government approval. The SShKh consortium will be responsible for financing, building and operating the 113bn rouble line, which ...

  • A 40 ft container equipped with temperature, moisture and vibration sensors has been transported by sea and rail from Kobe to Moscow in 14 days.
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    Japan to Moscow intermodal service tested

    2018-08-31T07:00:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: A 40 ft container equipped with temperature, moisture and vibration sensors has been transported by sea and rail from Kobe to Moscow in 14 days as part of a trial of enhanced freight services which is being undertaken by Russian Railways and Japan’s Ministry of Transport, ‘The use of ...

  • United Wagon Co is targeting the 1 435 mm gauge market, where Deputy CEO for Business Development Maxim Kuzemchenko believes there are ‘as-yet-untapped growth opportunities’.
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    United Wagon Co targets the 1 435 mm gauge market

    2018-08-30T11:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Russian wagon manufacturer United Wagon Co is now targeting the 1 435 mm gauge market, where Deputy CEO for Business Development Maxim Kuzemchenko believes there are ‘as-yet-untapped growth opportunities’ for the company. ‘The European market is a key market for us in terms of both the 1 520 mm ...

  • Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky Engineering Plant a contract to supply 10 EP2D EMUs.
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    Moscow commuter EMU order

    2018-08-13T13:13:32Z

    RUSSIA: Moscow commuter operator Central Suburban Passenger Co has awarded Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky Engineering Plant a contract to supply 10 Type EP2D electric multiple-units by the end of the year This follows from an order for 10 units delivered earlier this year for use on the routes from Moscow’s Kursk, Riga ...