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  • Trials are underway with a three-section 3ES5K Yermak 25 kV 50 Hz locomotive rated at 9·2 MW which has been modified by TMH’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Works.
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    Modified Yermak locomotive on test

    2018-02-21T17:15:00Z

    RUSSIA: Trials are underway with a three-section 3ES5K Yermak 25 kV 50 Hz locomotive rated at 9·2 MW which has been modified by TMH’s Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Works. The locomotive has been fitted with VIP4000D traction converters developed by Elektrovypryamitel and Irkutsk State University of Communications, controlled by software ...

  • United Wagon Co produced a total of 19 100 wagons in 2017.
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    United Wagon Co production increases

    2018-02-20T11:11:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co produced a total of 19 100 wagons in 2017, up 20% from the previous year thanks to increasing demand for its modern designs as well as wider growth in the freight market. Production in the current year is expected to be between 19 000 and 20 ...

  • Evraz has signed a five-year agreement to supply Russian Railways with a total of 3·2 million tonnes of rail.
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    Five-year rail supply contract signed

    2018-02-19T13:49:46Z

    RUSSIA: Steelmaker Evraz has signed a five-year agreement to supply Russian Railways with a total of 3·2 million tonnes of rail worth 111·7bn roubles. The deal which came into force on February 19 covers all types of rail, including specialised products for high-speed and low-temperature applications, rails offering high wear ...

  • Demikhovsky Engineering Plant EP3D EMU.
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    Russian Railways orders EMUs

    2018-02-03T07:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmahsholding subsidiary Demikhovsky Engineering Plant has signed a 5bn rouble contract to supply 22 four-car Class EP3D electric multiple-units to Russian Railways from February. Four of the 25 kV 50 Hz units are to be allocated to Privolzhskaya Railway’s for use in Volgograd, and 18 to Severo-Kavkazskaya Railway for ...

  • United Wagon Co Type 15-6901 nitric acid tank wagon for fertiliser producer Uralchem.
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    Acid tank wagon offers 'radically improved performance'

    2018-02-02T11:12:37Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has delivered the first of 30 tank wagons of a new design developed to carry to carry highly corrosive concentrated nitric acid for fertiliser producer Uralchem. The Type 15-6901 wagons designed by UWC’s All-Union Research & Development Centre for Transportation Technology have a tank volume of ...

  • Central PPK is the largest commuter and regional train operator in Russia.
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    Transmashholding buys stake in Moscow commuter operator

    2018-01-30T09:40:00Z

    RUSSIA: Demikhovsky Engineering Plant’s 2·3bn rouble purchase of Moscow oblast’s 25% plus one share stake in Central Suburban Passenger Co has been approved by the federal anti-monopoly service. Founded in January 2006, Central PPK is the largest commuter and regional train operator in Russia. It is also the largest customer ...

  • United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash subsidairy is to supply 112 Type 15-6913 molten sulphur tank wagons to Gazprom’s transport business GazpromTrans.
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    Molten sulphur tank wagons ordered

    2018-01-24T10:08:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash subsidiary is to supply 112 Type 15-6913 molten sulphur tank wagons to Gazprom’s transport business GazpromTrans under a 952m rouble contract. The design takes into account lessons learned from the operation of older vehicles and feedback from testing undertaken at Gazprom sites in Orenburg and ...

  • Diesel locomotives produced by Bryansk Engineering Plant are now being fitted with an electronic control system which it has developed in-house.
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    Locomotive control system certified

    2018-01-20T07:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Diesel locomotives produced by Bryansk Engineering Plant are now being fitted with an electronic control system which the Transmashholding subsidiary has developed in-house. This follows certification for use of the technology across the Eurasian Economic Union countries. A central computer monitors the state of the onboard systems and manages ...

  • TikhvinSpetsMash has won orders to supply a total of 548 high capacity timber wagons to six customers in the first quarter of 2018.
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    TikhvinSpetsMash to supply 548 timber wagons

    2018-01-02T09:53:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co subsidiary TikhvinSpetsMash has won orders to supply a total of 548 high capacity timber wagons to six customers in the first quarter of 2018. The orders have been placed by Lokotrans (330), DV Real Trans Group (50); Sibirsky Krai (50); cardboard packaging ...

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    Russia adopts piggyback wagon standards

    2017-12-13T07:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Ministry of Transport has approved technical standards for the piggyback transport of lorries, trailers and cars by rail, including the adoption of a standard floor height of 1 100 mm above the rail head. The regulations follow trials which Federal Freight Co undertook on the Moscow – Novosibirsk ...

  • A programme to increase capacity on the Trans-Siberian and Baikal – Amur Magistral routes is underway (Photo: RZD).
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    Increasing capacity on the BAM and Trans-Siberian routes

    2017-11-15T07:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A programme to increase capacity on the Trans-Siberian and Baikal – Amur Magistral routes is underway, to support the development of coal mines in the Zabaykalsky region as well as the growth in long-distance and transit freight traffic. According to Russian Railways, capacity on the two routes has already ...

  • PhosAgro has signed a 10-year agreement to lease 500 high-capacity hopper wagons from Gazprombank Leasing.
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    PhosAgro to lease 500 fertiliser wagons from Gazprombank

    2017-11-08T07:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Fertiliser producer PhosAgro has signed a 2·9bn rouble 10-year agreement to lease 500 high-capacity hopper wagons from Gazprombank Leasing, with an option to buy. PhosAgro currently has a fleet of more than 6 000 owned and leased wagons. The latest vehicles are scheduled to be delivered from United Wagon ...

  • The planned rail link to Volgograd Airport is to be completed in time for the FIFA World Cup in June and July 2018, Russian Railways has announced.
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    Volgograd airport link to be ready for kick-off

    2017-11-07T07:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The planned rail link to Volgograd Airport is to be completed in time for the FIFA World Cup in June and July 2018, Russian Railways has announced. The project involves the construction of a 1·2 km electrified line between Gumrak station and the airport terminal, where there would be ...

  • Aeroexpress has put its Stadler Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units into revenue service (Photo: Aeroexpress).
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    Aeroexpress Kiss EMUs enter revenue service

    2017-11-04T07:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Airport shuttle service operator Aeroexpress put its Stadler Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units into revenue service on the Moscow Kievskaya – Vnukovo Airport route on October 27. The new units will also be introduced on the Moscow Paveletsky – Domodedovo Airport route during November. The 1520 mm gauge Class ...

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    Wires reach Ust-Luga

    2017-10-31T16:02:21Z

    RUSSIA: RZD has formally marked the completion of 3 kV DC electrification on the October Railway’s Mga – Veymarn – Luzhskaya corridor in Leningrad Oblast, permitting electrically-hauled heavy haul trains to run through from coal mines in the Kuzbass region to the port of Ust-Luga, a haul of more than ...

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    Rail fastening factory opens

    2017-10-31T12:54:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Vossloh Fastening Systems RUS joint venture of Vossloh-Werke GmbH and concrete sleeper supplier OAO BetEITrans has officially opened a rail fastening factory in Engels. The partners have invested €7·7m in what Vossloh says is the most modern rail fastening factory in Russia, which covers 4 000 m 2 ...

  • First Locomotive Co has obtained certification for series production of its 2EV120 Prince Vladimir locomotive.
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    Prince Vladimir broad gauge Traxx locomotive certified

    2017-10-27T14:48:57Z

    RUSSIA: The federal railway certification body granted type approval on October 13 enabling First Locomotive Co to begin series production of its 2EV120 Prince Vladimir 1520 mm gauge locomotive design. The First Locomotive Co joint venture of Bombardier Transportation and local investors was formed to manufacture locomotives at a factory ...

  • LocoTech has inaugurated a modernised rolling stock maintenance facility in Komsomolsk-na-Amur.
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    LocoTech opens modernised maintenance depot

    2017-10-18T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: LocoTech inaugurated a modernised rolling stock maintenance facility in Komsomolsk-na-Amur on the Baikal-Amur Magistral route on October 4. The former Russian Railways depot was transferred to the LocoTech through a PPP agreement under which the company has modernised the site in return for a 40-year locomotive and rolling ...

  • Border facilities have been commissioned at Chernyshevskoye in Kaliningrad.
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    Kaliningrad – Lithuania border station commissioned

    2017-10-16T11:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Border facilities for passengers and freight crossing between Kaliningrad oblast and Kybartai in Lithuania were commissioned at Chernyshevskoye in the east of the Russian exclave on October 2. Border formalities were previously undertaken 10 km west in Nesterov. Construction of the 1·9bn rouble facility started in 2005, and the ...

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    Timber wagons grow capacity and chop costs

    2017-10-14T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co subsidiary TikhvinSpetsMash is supplying forest products company Vologodskie Lesopromyshlenniki with a batch of Type 13-6852-02 high-capacity timber wagons. The design was developed by the All-Union Research & Development Centre for Transportation Technology. The wagons have a 25 tonne axleload, which along with making the maximum use ...