All Russia articles – Page 8

  • State Transport Leasing Co has awarded United Wagon Co a contract supply 5 122 open wagons.
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    STLC orders 5 122 high-capacity open wagons

    2017-09-28T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: The Ministry of Transport’s State Transport Leasing Co has awarded United Wagon Co a contract supply 5 122 open wagons of modern high-capacity designs. The latest order covers two types of wagons with and without bottom unloading doors, which will be manufactured at UWC’s Tikhvin plant and leased by ...

  • United Wagon Co has obtained certification for its Type 19-9549-02 grain hopper wagon, which uses a high-strength aluminium alloy roof to reduce weight .
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    Aluminium alloy components increase wagon capacity

    2017-09-20T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co has obtained certification for its Type 19-9549-02 grain hopper wagon, which uses a high-strength aluminium alloy roof to reduce weight by more than 1 tonne compared to equivalent steel designs while also offering corrosion resistance. This enables to the capacity of the 25 tonne axleload wagon ...

  • Unicon 1520 and petrochemical exporter Avestra Group have agreed to develop the use of modern tank wagons and tank containers.
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    Petrochemical exporter plans modern wagon fleet

    2017-09-17T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s bulk freight transport subsidiary Unicon 1520 and petrochemical exporter Avestra Group have agreed to develop the use of modern tank wagons and tank containers to transport liquefied hydrocarbon gases, methanol and other chemicals. Unicon 1520 Executive Director Victor Ivanov said it planned to ‘mobilise a broad ...

  • Transmashholding presented a full-size mock-up of its planned EP2TV suburban electric multiple-unit at Expo 1520.
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    Suburban EMU mock-up on display

    2017-09-15T11:01:00Z

    RUSSIA: Transmashholding presented a full-size mock-up of its planned Class EP2TV suburban electric multiple-unit at the Expo 1520 trade fair at Shcherbinka. TMH General Director Kirill Lipa said the new EMU was designed for high traffic routes in European Russia and the Urals. It is to be produced by TMH’s ...

  • RM Rail displayed a Type 19-1259 grain hopper and Type 13-1258 flat wagon at Expo 1520 (Photo: Toma Bacic).
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    Hoppers and heavy loads

    2017-09-15T08:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: RM Rail displayed a Type 19-1259 grain hopper and Type 13-1258 flat wagon at the Expo 1520 trade fair in Shcherbinka. The hopper has a tare weight of 24 tonnes a capacity of 76 tonnes or 127 m 3 , while the flat wagon is designed for the transport ...

  • A two-car Class EP2D electric multiple-unit designed for lightly-used lines was exhibited by Transmashholding’s DMZ at the Expo 1520 trade fair in Shcherbinka.
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    Two-car EMU for lightly-used lines

    2017-09-12T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: A two-car version of the Class EP2D electric multiple-unit family which is intended for lightly-used lines electrified at 3 kV DC was exhibited by Transmashholding’s Demikhovsky Engineering Plant at the Expo 1520 trade fair in Shcherbinka. DMZ currently produces EP2D EMUs in four-car and 11-car configurations, with a ...

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    Railway supply industry news round-up

    2017-09-08T10:09:59Z

    Systra announced on August 31 that it had completed the acquisition of International Bridge Technologies. This will enable the consultancy to establish ‘a global bridge centre of excellence’ that will offer specialist design expertise. This is Systra’s first acquisition in a specific engineering discipline, marking a significant strategic move, the ...

  • The new postal van design was exhibited at the Expo 1520 trade show at the Shcherbinka test centre near Moscow at the end of August. Photo: Toma Bacic
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    TMH to supply parcel vans to Russian Post

    2017-09-07T12:56:15Z

    RUSSIA: On September 4 Transmashholding subsidiary Tver Carriage Works, VTB Leasing and Russian Post signed a tripartite agreement for the supply of 45 postal vans for use on domestic and international services. According to the agreement, Tver Carriage Works will deliver the vehicles to VTB Leasing by the end of ...

  • The contract was signed at the Expo 1520 trade show in Moscow. In the background is a TGM8KM diesel locomotive for Cuba, which was on display at the Sinara stand.
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    Sinara to supply track machines to Iran

    2017-09-06T10:17:42Z

    IRAN: At the Expo 1520 trade show in Moscow on August 31, Sinara Transport Machines signed a contract with Iranian contractor Ferrotek Steel worth €24m for the supply of 36 track machines. These will be used for maintenance and renewals across the main line network in Iran. The vehicles are ...

  • The prototype 2EV120 Prince Vladimir twin-section locomotive built at the company’s Engels factory was exhibited at Expo 1520 in Shcherbinka (Photo: Toma Bacic).
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    1 520 mm gauge Traxx locomotive to be certified this year

    2017-09-01T13:35:41Z

    RUSSIA: The First Locomotive Co of Bombardier Transportation and local investors announced at Expo 1520 that is expects to obtain certification this autumn for its 1 520 mm gauge member of the Traxx locomotive family. The prototype 2EV120 Prince Vladimir twin-section locomotive built at the company’s Engels factory was exhibited ...

  • The Ural Locomotives joint venture of Sinara Group and Siemens displayed a Lastochka Premium inter-regional version of their Desiro RUS electric multiple-unit family at the Expo 1520 trade fair (Photo: Tomas Bacic).
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    Lastochka Premium inter-regional EMU offers higher comfort

    2017-09-01T10:27:34Z

    RUSSIA: The Ural Locomotives joint venture of Sinara Group and Siemens displayed a Lastochka Premium inter-regional version of their Desiro RUS electric multiple-unit family at the Expo 1520 trade fair at Shcherbinka. Russian Railways had previously used the Lastochka Premium brand to refer to some faster services operated using standard ...

  • TikhvinSpetsMash has obtained certification enabling the production of flat wagons with a capacity of 80 tonnes for transporting 40 ft containers.
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    Approval for 80 tonne capacity container wagons

    2017-08-23T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co subsidiary TikhvinSpetsMash has obtained certification enabling the production of flat wagons with a capacity of 80 tonnes for transporting 40 ft containers or tank-containers with hazardous loads. Designed by the All-Union Research & Development Centre for Transportation Technology, the Type 13-6851-05 wagon has 25 tonne axleload ...

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    Russia completes railway to bypass Ukraine

    2017-08-08T08:56:55Z

    RUSSIA: Construction of the Zhuravka – Millerovo bypass line which removes the need for trains from Moscow to Rostov-na-Donu, Krasnodar and Sochi to transit a short section of Ukrainian territory has been completed, Minister of Defence General Sergei Shoigu announced at a ceremony on August 7. The new 122·5 km ...

  • Impression of a Russian high speed train.
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    CRRC and Sinara sign rolling stock joint venture agreement

    2017-07-13T07:12:00Z

    RUSSIA: The chairmen of Russia’s Sinara Group and China’s CRRC Changchun signed an agreement to establish the Sinara-CRRC Rail Transport rolling stock joint venture on July 4, in the presence of national presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping who was on a state visit to Russia. The agreement builds on ...

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    Russian Railways orders updated platskartny coaches

    2017-06-29T10:34:49Z

    RUSSIA: Russian Railways has decided to order a new batch of platskartny coaches, its most basic style of long-distance rolling stock. RZD had been concerned that the open-plan dormitory-style accommodation in the third class cars was no longer attractive to passengers, and had been considering only ordering sleeping cars ...

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    VTG expands US and Russian wagon fleets

    2017-06-27T14:33:00Z

    VTG: Leasing company VTG has strengthened its position in the US market and completed a ‘major strategic step’ in Russia through a series of wagon acquisitions. VTG Rail Inc has expanded its US fleet to around 5 200 vehicles with the acquisition of Redwood Rail’s 1 135 grain, cement, sand, ...

  • TikhvinChemMash has supplied fertiliser producer Uralchem with a batch of ammonia tank wagons.
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    Uralchem modernises ammonia wagon fleet

    2017-06-26T14:34:08Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinChemMash plant has supplied fertiliser producer Uralchem with a batch of ammonia tank wagons offering a capacity of 92·7 m 3 and 60·2 tonnes, an increase of between 5% and 10% compared to older designs. Designed for loading ammonia at temperatures down to -33°C, the ...

  • United Wagon Co is supplying Sberbank Leasing with 100 grain hopper wagons of a new high-capacity design.
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    High-capacity grain hoppers delivered

    2017-06-20T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: United Wagon Co is supplying Sberbank Leasing with 100 grain hopper wagons of a new high-capacity design. The high-axleload wagons have a capacity of 76∙5 tonnes and 120 m 3 , which is 26 m 3 more than standard grain wagons. They are designed for 800 000 ...

  • RZD's North Caucasus Railway operates Lastochka EMUs in the Sochi region. (Photo: Toma Bačić)
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    Long-distance Lastochka agreed

    2017-06-09T09:36:56Z

    RUSSIA: An agreement to develop a long-distance variant of the successful Lastochka electric multiple-unit family has been reached between Russian Railways and the Urals Locomotive joint venture of Sinara and Siemens. The accord to draft revised technical specifications was signed during the St Petersburg International Economic Forum by the head ...

  • Brunswick Rail has agreed a rouble sale and leaseback arrangement with SpetsTransServis.
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    Brunswick Rail replaces leaseback facility

    2017-06-07T06:00:00Z

    RUSSIA: Wagon leasing company Brunswick Rail has agreed a rouble sale and leaseback arrangement with SpetsTransServis to replace a previous leaseback facility with Alfa-Leasing. Announcing the change on June 2, Brunswick Rail said the arrangement offered more attractive terms which would reduce its interest payments and increase its unencumbered fleet. ...