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Russian Railways to invest €120m in modernising rail stations for 2018 World Cup


Russian Railways (RZD) will invest RUB 8,4 billion (€120 million) for the modernisation of 31 railway stations in the cities that will host the 2018 World Cup.   Investments will be directed towards increasing security. Additional screening equipment and the latest digital video surveillance cameras will be installed in the …

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Lastochka ES2G EMU gets certified


Lastochka ES2G EMU manufactured by Ural Locomotives, the Russian joint venture of Siemens and Sinara, has obtained the certification of conformity with the Technical Specifications of the Custom Union. The vehicle is equipped with microprocessor-based control and diagnostics system, air conditioning system and passenger information system supplied by Russian companies.  A certificate was also issued for …

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BMZ delivers TEM18DM shunting locomotives to Kazakhstan


Transmashholding subsidiary Bryansk Engineering Plant (BMZ) has delivered two TEM18DM shunting locomotives to Kazakhstan’s TK Zhetysu, chemical products manufacturer.  TEM18DM is six-axle DC electrical diesel locomotive with modernized driver’s cab, HVAC system, microprocessor control and diagnostics system, electric rheostatic brake. This year, BMZ has supplied 93 TEM18 shunting locomotives to various customers in …

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Russian Railways considers establishing European rail operating company

Russian Railways launches 2016 - 2020 Innovative Development Programme

Russian Railways (RZD) is considering the possibility of establishing and developing a rail operating company in Europe, informs Kommersant. According to Alexander Misharin, first vice-president of RZD, this could be the viable alternative to purchasing a debt-ridden rail operator. Previously, Misharin stated that RZD was interested in acquiring rail operators in Serbia, Greece and Germany.  In April …

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UWC and Fintrans GL reach agreement for supply of additional tank cars


United Wagon Company (UWC) and logistics company Fintrans GL (part of Ilim Group, a leader in the Russian pulp and paper industry) have concluded an agreement for the supply of tank cars for chemical freights. Tank cars will be dispatched to the transportation company before the end of the year. …

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Russian and Estonian Railways sign supplementary agreement on electronic data exchange

Russian and Estonian Railways sign supplementary agreement on electronic data exchange

Russian Railways (RZD) and Estonian Railways have signed an agreement on electronic data exchange on international rail freight. The document was signed in the Estonian capital Tallinn on 27 October 2016 at the 65th meeting of the Council for Rail Transport of Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States – Participants of …

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Samsung and Russian Railways sign MoU for Silk Road Project


 Samsung Electronics and Russian Railways have signed in Moscow a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on the Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR) Project. Samsug will shift from marine transportation to rail transportation via TSR when transporting materials and end products from Korea or China to Eastern Europe. Using TSR will allow Samsung …

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Azerbaijan Railways forms rail freight JV with Russia’s Rusagrotrans  

Azerbaijan Railways forms rail freight JV with Russia's Rusagrotrans  

Azerbaijan Railways (51%) and Russian grain and agribulk rail freight operator Rusagrotrans (49%) have established a joint venture company in order to provide rail freight services between Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia and Turkey. Baku-based AzRusTrans offers rail freight transport services for grain and other bulk agricultural products, timber, fertilizers, construction materials, containers and bulk cargo. The rail freight operator aims to double the volume …

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Regular container service connecting China to Russia’s Yekaterinburg launched


The first container train connecting China to Russia’s Yekaterinburg arrived on Wednesday in the Ural’s capital. Fifty 40-tones containers transported telecommunications and construction equipment, power tools, consumer and other type of goods. The new rail freight service is organized by TransContainer in cooperation with the Russian-Chinese joint venture Swift Multimodal Rus (part of the international group Swift Transport …

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St. Petersburg Metro announces tender for 40 metro cars


St. Petersburg Metro has announced a new RUB 3.9 bn tender for the acquisition of five eight-car metro trains. The trains powered by asynchronous traction motors will enter service on Line 1.  Deliveries are expected between January – April 2018. According to the tender documents the level of production localisation of the rolling stock should not be …

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