All Russia articles – Page 6

  • Trans-Trading is handling Siemens Vectron locomotives which are being shipped to Finnish operator VR through the German port of Lübeck.
    Rail Business UK

    World rail freight news round-up

    2018-08-13T06:00:00Z

    Nurminen Logistics plans to launch a regular container train service from the port of Helsinki to China via Russia and Kazakhstan in the final quarter of this year. The company reports that demand for Finnish railway transport services grew considerably in H1 2018, boosted by container transport from Finland ...

  • Deutsche Bahn has approved United Wagon Co as a potential supplier.
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    United Wagon Co certified as potential Deutsche Bahn supplier

    2018-08-10T09:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Deutsche Bahn has approved United Wagon Co as a potential supplier, following an audit of the Russian company including its All-Union Research & Development Centre for Transportation Technology and the Tikhvin wagon factory businesses. The Tikhvin plant has also obtained EN 15085 Welding of Railway Vehicles & Components certification ...

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    Freight terminal opened east of Moscow

    2018-08-08T15:08:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Vostochny freight terminal near Elektrougli station 36 km east of Moscow on the line to Vladimir and Nizhny Novgorod was opened on July 31. Natalia Tsukanova, CEO of terminal operator Obltransterminal, said the facility has been built in just one year thanks to the assistance of Russian Railways, ...

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    Transmashholding and LocoTech-Service stakes pooled

    2018-08-07T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The shareholders of rolling stock manufacturer Transmashholding and maintenance services company LocoTech-Service pooled their ownership interests on August 2. Transmashholding and LokoTech-Service will remain legally independent companies, but a gradual integration of the two operations is planned. Alstom previously owned 33% in Transmashholding and now has a 20% stake ...

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    Caustic soda wagons on stream

    2018-08-05T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash plant has supplied leasing company GATX Rail Vostok with 20 tank wagons suitable for transporting caustic soda and other chemicals. The Type 15-6900 wagons have high axleload bogies and a tank volume of 54·5 m³, giving a capacity 5 tonnes higher than older designs and ...

  • RZD's passenger rolling stock investment programme for 2018 sees it take delivery of suburban EMUs from TMH's Demikhovo plant and several types of hauled stock for long-distance services.
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    Russian passenger fleet renewal continues

    2018-08-01T15:42:42Z

    RUSSIA: National railway RZD has updated the details of its passenger rolling stock procurement for 2018. Pavel Burtsev, Head of Passenger Transport at RZD, told Railway Gazette in July that a total of 686 vehicles would be acquired for long-distance traffic. These would comprise 611 single-deck hauled coaches ...

  • Russian Railways augmented its scheduled long-distance trains with a series of special services which carried fans free of charge to the World Cup host cities.
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    Fans take to the rails as RZD reports World Cup success

    2018-07-24T10:52:20Z

    RUSSIA: According to statistics released by Russian Railways, no fewer than 319 000 football fans were carried on the national railway’s special free passenger trains during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The ‘cluster’ approach adopted by Russia to group football venues in the west of the country favoured rail ...

  • Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works is to supply 293 coaches to Federal Passenger Co.
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    Russian Railways orders 293 coaches

    2018-07-24T10:10:00Z

    RUSSIA: An agreement for Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works to supply 293 coaches to Federal Passenger Co was signed on July 17. Deliveries are scheduled to start this month and run until October. The order covers 271 second class coaches and 22 cars with staff compartments and facilities for passengers with ...

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    Electric freight locomotive unveiled

    2018-06-26T14:30:00Z

    RUSSIA: A Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Works Type 2ES5S twin-section 25 kV 50 Hz electric locomotive with asynchronous traction motors was unveiled on June 26, in a ceremony at Transmashholding’s Bryansk plant attended by Russian Railways' CEO Oleg Belozerov. The 2ES5S has been developed as part of an import substitution programme, ...

  • United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant has supplied 50 Type 13-6895 platform wagons to the Red October timber processing factory.
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    Red October timber wagons delivered

    2018-06-09T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant has supplied 50 Type 13-6895 platform wagons to the Red October timber processing factory, which will use them transport logs and sawn wood. The wagons have 25 tonne axleloads and a capacity of 72·5 tonnes or 155 m 3 , a 30% to 40% ...

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    LNG shunting locomotives ordered

    2018-06-01T13:45:49Z

    RUSSIA: A agreement for Sinara Transport Machines to supply and maintain 24 liquefied natural gas-fuelled shunting locomotives was signed by the Gazpromtrans transport subsidiary of gas extraction company Gazprom during the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on May 25. The order covers 10 four-axle locomotives rated at 856 kW and ...

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    News

    World rail freight news round-up

    2018-05-28T07:17:00Z

    From June 1, Russia's FESCO Transportation Group is to offer a transit time of 15 days between Busan and Moscow, an improvement on the 21-23 days currently offered. The acceleration has largely been achieved by reducing transhipment time at the port of Vladivostok and by faster transit times on the ...

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    Rail Business UK

    University alliance to promote high speed rail

    2018-05-22T15:32:58Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The International Union of Railways has moved to strengthen its nascent network of academic institutions which are intended to work together to promote the development of high speed rail. UIC first announced plans for its alliance of universities at the World Congress on High Speed Rail in Tokyo ...

  • Passenger services on the Volgograd airport rail link began on May 18.
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    Volgograd airport rail link opens

    2018-05-18T13:08:08Z

    RUSSIA: Passenger services on the Volgograd airport rail link began on May 18, following an inauguration ceremony the previous day Services use a 1·2 km branch which Russian Railways has built to connect Gumrak station with the airport passenger terminal, which has been rebuilt ready for when the city hosts ...

  • A foundation stone was laid on May 11 for a bridge over the River Ob which is to be built as part of the Northern Latitudinal Railway.
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    Construction of Northern Latitudinal Railway to start in 2019

    2018-05-14T14:44:53Z

    RUSSIA: A foundation stone was laid on May 11 for a bridge over the River Ob which is to be built as part of the 353 km Northern Latitudinal Railway. Attendees included Russian Railways President Oleg Belozerov, Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov and Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District Dmitry ...

  • Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant has supplied Transoil with a further eight 2ES4K Donchak twin-section 6·4 MW electric locomotives.
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    Donchak electric locomotives delivered to Transoil

    2018-04-15T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant has supplied petrochemical transport company Transoil Transport & Logistics with a further eight 2ES4K Donchak 3 kV DC twin-section 6·4 MW electric locomotives. Russian Railways is the major operator of the 2ES4K and the related three-section variant of the design, with more than 550 ...

  • Transmashholding has signed two contracts to supply main line locomotives to Russian Railways.
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    RZD awards 327-loco supply and maintenance contracts

    2018-04-09T14:00:39Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding has signed two contracts to supply main line locomotives to Russian Railways. For the first time TMH will take sole responsibility for whole-life maintenance of locos it has supplied to the national operator. Announcing the contracts on April 4, TMH said it expected the inclusion of long-term maintenance ...

  • Transmashholding’s Bryansk Engineering Plant has obtained certification for its three-section 3TE25K2M diesel locomotive.
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    Three-section diesel locomotive approved

    2018-03-22T10:55:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding’s Bryansk Engineering Plant has obtained certification for its three-section 3TE25K2M diesel locomotive, which has been designed to haul 7 100 tonne freight trains on the 2 800 km Baikal-Amur Magistral route between Taksimo, Tynda, Komsomolsk-na-Amure and Sovetskaya Gavan on the Pacific coast. The operating costs are expected to ...

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    Moscow Central Diameter rolling stock supplier selected

    2018-03-06T11:19:46Z

    RUSSIA: Central Suburban Passenger Co selected sole bidder Tver Carriage Works for a contract to supply rolling stock to operate on Moscow Central Diameter routes on March 5. Central PPK was previously selected to operate services on the RER-style network which is being developed to link existing radial rail ...

  • Kaliningrad station (Photo: RZD).
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    Kaliningrad – Moscow piggyback trial

    2018-03-03T07:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A lorry trailer has been transported from Kaliningrad to Moscow on a domestically-produced wagon as a part of a trial to assess the viability of cross-border piggyback operation. The trial aimed to verify that a regular piggyback service would be practical on the route, where loads must undergo customs ...