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

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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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Russian Railways to launch simultaneous remote control operation of trains

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Russian Railways (RZD) is planning to launch the remote control operation of multiple trains by a single office operator. The initiative is part of  RZD’s  Digital Railways program. “It will include a complex of advanced IT technologies, traffic management, and automated locomotive control. This is a very interesting project and we will achieve it by 2020,” said Valentin Gapanovich, …

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Russian Railways taps into Hyperloop transportation technology, with GE and SNCF

Russian Railways taps into Hyperloop transportation technology

Russia has confidently tapped into hyperloop train technology for moving both freight and passengers at speeds of up to 1,200 kph. Russian Railways and Hyperloop One are exploring together the possibility of using the futuristic technology. General Electric and SNCF could join Russia’s Hyperloop pilot project as investors, declared the CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Kirill Dmitriev (TASS). “We’re now …

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Major rolling stock projects agreed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016

Major rolling stock projects agreed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016

A series of major rolling stock business and development projects was agreed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF, 16-18 June 2016, Russia). In the framework of the event, Sinara Transport Machines (STM), Cuban Union Railways (UFC) and the Export Insurance Agency of Russia (EXIAR)  have signed an agreement on the supply of locomotives, rail buses …

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Siemens inaugurates Metallostroy-2 new maintenance depot

Siemens inaugurates Metallostroy-2 new workshop

Siemens has officially inaugurated Metallostroy-2, the new maintenance depot for the heavy maintenance and repair of Velaro RUS and Desiro RUS high-speed trains, located near Saint Petersburg (Russia). At the new facility operational around-the-clock, major maintenance reviews, rolling stock commissioning and high-voltage testing are carried out.   The new depot, which sits on 10 hectares, is equipped with a smart infrastructure, …

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Russian Railways develops new freight services for Europe – China route

Russian Railways develops new freight services for Europe - China route

The creation of necessary conditions for accommodating the growing transport demand on Europe – Asia route represents a priority for transport, said Oleg Belozerov, President of Russian Railways, at the International Conference Railway Business at Transit Speed (Shanghai, China). Russian Railways is actively involved in the integration of Baikal-Amur Railway (BAM) and Trans-Siberian Railway (Transsib) in the …

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Federal Passenger Company launches pilot project for on-board trains card payment

Federal Passenger Company launches pilot project for on-board trains card payment

Federal Passenger Company, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, and Sberbank have launched a pilot project under which passengers can pay for goods and services on long-distance and high-speed trains using credit/debit cards. More than 100 trains will be equipped with mobile point-of-sale terminals, which can be used to buy items from conductors. All financial …

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RZD International completes modernisation of three rail sections of Corridor X in Serbia

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RZD International, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, has already completed the modernisation of three northern railway sections of Corridor X in Serbia, totaling over 65 km of lines: Sopot Kosmaysky –Kovachevats (18 km), Mala Krsna – Velika Plana (29 km) and Ruma – Golubinci (18 km). The total cost of the reconstruction for the three sections reaches USD …

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Ural Vagon Zavod to supply freight wagons to Federal Freight

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Federal Freight, a subsidiary of Russian Railways, has awarded Ural Vagon Zavod a contract to supply 400 freight wagons. The project is part of the company’s rolling stock renewal program.  UVZ will deliver the gondola car series 12-296-01 with hatches in the floor starting with Q2 2016. The cars will be used for providing services …

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Russian Railways and Iranian Railways to collaborate on attracting more freight to North-South Corridor

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Russian Railways and Iranian Railways have signed a protocol on the extension of the cooperation agreement in the field of transport, following a meeting held in Tehran (Iran). The document was signed by President of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov and the Head of the Iranian Railways Mohsen Pour Seyed Aghaei. The two parties …

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