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

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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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Russia: RUB 1.2 bn for new tramway line construction in Samara

Russia: RUB 1.2 bn for new tramway line construction in Samara

Transport Ministry of Samara Region has approved funding for the construction of a new tramway line in Samara, one of the 11 Russian cities preparing to host the 2018 World Cup, informs the Transport Directorate. The new line will link Tashkent street to the new stadium.  The RUB 1.2 billion  (EUR …

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Russian rolling stock market drops by 37 percent in 2015, freight wagon exports increase

Russian rolling stock market drops by 37 percent in 2015

The Russian Government has approved the directive for supporting transport engineering sector in 2016, stated Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during a meeting analysing the prospects for the development of transport engineering.  “The programme contains a number of important provisions –  first, a ban on the use of carriages with an extended lifespan and second, …

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Brunswick Rail announces refinancing of the secured facility

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Russian private leasing company, Brunswick Rail Limited and its subsidiaries announced today that it is undertaking a refinancing of its syndicated facility in the principal approximate amount of RUB 4 billion. As previously disclosed, the Company has continued to work with its lenders under the syndicated facility to address certain potential breaches described …

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Russia and China to sign agreement on transport corridors

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Russia and China are planning to sign an agreement on the development of two  transport corridors linking China’s northeast with the ports of the Russian Far East, primarily Primorye (Maritime Territory). The volume of external trade between Russia’s Primorye and China’s Heilongjiang province via Primorye-1 transport corridor will top around …

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Moscow and Beijing metros to cooperate

Moscow and Beijing metros to cooperate

Moscow and Beijing metros have signed an agreement on cooperation and partnership. The document was signed by Head of the Moscow Metro Dmitry Pegov and Vice President of the Beijing Transport Authority Chen Xilin, during the meeting celebrating the 80th anniversary of Moscow Metro, the largest urban public transport system in Russia. The agreement aims to improve passenger service quality and …

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Siemens builds new high-speed train maintenance workshop in Metallostroy

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Siemens has laid the foundation stone for a new high-speed train maintenance workshop at Metallostroy depot base,  near Saint Petersburg. At the new facility sitting on 10 hectares, maintenance works for Sapsan (Velaro RUS) and Lastochka trains will be carried out. Service for components will also be provided, including wheels and bogies. The construction of …

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Russia: Volgograd to purchase 40 tramways

Volgograd plans to purchase 40 tramways until 2017, as part of the fleet renewal program. This year an amount of RUB 560 million has been allocated from the federal budget for the acquisition of trolleybuses and tramways. Until the end of May, Volgograd’s public transport operator, Municipal Unitary Enterprise MetroElectroTrans is …

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Russia: Chinese companies to build railway infrastructure in Vladivostok agglomeration

The Ussuriysk Railway Ring will connect cities of Primorsky Territory, region in the Russian Far East, in an attempt to develop the transport infrastructure in Vladivostok agglomeration. The plan envisage the construction of 67 km of elevated railway and six railway stations. According to the Ministry of Economic Development, negotiations with Chinese companies are currently taking place on the …

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Russian Ivolga EMU goes on trials

Russian Ivolga EMU goes on trials

The new Ivolga EMU EG2Tv manufactured by Tver Carriage Works, part of  Transmashholding, is undergoing trials at the Russian Institute of Research, Design and Technological Studies for Railway Rolling Stock (VNIKTI). The EMU can serve for urban, intercity, regional, airport shuttle services. EG2Tv is equipped with the newest asynchronous motors, bogies of new structure …

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