Russian rolling stock manufacturer Transmash, part of Transmashholding, has signed at InnoTrans a contract for the supply of the first container flat wagon in Russia with an operational speed of 160 km/h. This year, Transmash will deliver to Integrated High-speed Technology company two pilot wagons model 13-6954, which will undergo certification tests. According to the agreement of intent, another 2800 units are to be delivered between 2017 to 2019.
The platform will be used for the formation of fast container trains operated on China – Europe route via Trans-Siberian Railway, Zabaykalsk- Brest (5.5 days) and Naushki – Brest (4.5 days).
The flat wagon is intended for the transportation of one 40/45 ft container (including reefer containers with autonomous diesel generator set). The car is developed using the chassis and components of passenger rolling stock.