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 less than 70%.
St. Petersburg Metro main rolling stock suppliers are Vagonmash, Skoda Transportation (51%) and Kirov Plant (49%) joint venture company and Oktyabrsky Electric Plant (OEVRZ), a Transmashholding subsidiary.
In September, St. Petersburg Metro awarded OEVRZ a RUB 13.4 bn (EUR 180 million) contract to supply 27 six-car metro trains. OEVRZ has recently opened a new production plant in St. Petersburg, specialized in the production of metro cars and tramways.