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Russian Railways posts increase in passenger numbers in 2016

Russian Railways posts increase in passenger numbers in 2016

Russian Railways (RZD) transported 1.0371 billion passengers in 2016, an increase of 1.6% y.o.y. Long-distance passenger numbers amounted to 101.4 million, an increase of 3.6% on the previous year, while suburban commuters were up 1.4% to 935.7 million. Passenger turnover on the Russian Railways’ network increased by 3.4% in 2016 …

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UVC to launch mass production of box cars


United Wagon Company  has obtained a certificate for mass production of box cars, equipped with bogies with increased axle load. Even at stages of development and trial operation, the new rolling stock has aroused interest in railway operators to purchase it. Box car of model 11-6874 is a new type …

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St Petersburg Metro and OEVRZ sign metro trains contract


St Petersburg Metro and Oktyrbrsky Electric Plant (OEVRZ), a subsidiary of Transmashholding (TMH), have signed a RUB 13.8 bn (EUR 218 million) contract for the supply of 40 metro trains. Deliveries will take place from January to May 2018 (eight trains per month).  The trains have asynchronous traction motors which are expected …

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Russian researchers develop new heat treatment method for increasing freight cars resistance


A team of Russia’s National University of Science and Technology MISiS (NUST MISIS) researchers have developed a unique technology for preventing solebars in freight car trucks from breaking. Their invention is expected to increase the fatigue limit and fatigue strength of solebars by 50 percent, and reduce the number of elements that break down in the course of operation. The conditions in which trains are …

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Metrovagonmash completes delivery of DMUs to Serbia


Transmashholding subsidiary, Metrovagonmash has completed the delivery of the 27 DMUs (DP-S) to Serbian Railways. The 120 km/h trains are designed for 1435 mm gauge infrastructure and specifically for Serbian Railways, in compliance with the proposed customer specifications. The USD 100 million contract was signed in October 2014.  The DMUs are equipped with air-conditioning, heating …

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Russian Railways launches container train service on China – Mongolia – Russia route


Russian Railways (RZD) in cooperation with SWIFT Transport International Logistic Co. has launched the first container train from China to the European part of Russia, via Mongolia.  The train composed of 57 conventional wagons loaded with consumer goods, electric equipment and car parts traveled from Tianjin Port to Vorsino railway station in Kaluga region.  …

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TransContainer and Latvian Railways sign Memorandum of Cooperation


TransContainer and Latvian Railways (LDz) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of rail freight transport. The two parties plan to provide container train transport services on China – Latvia v.v., to create favorable conditions for intermodal transport by using innovative technologies and the capabilities of combined transport.  The cooperation also provides for …

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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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