Russian PM Signed Transport Machine-Building Support Program
The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the Transport Machine-Building Support Program for 2016. The document is split into two parts. The first part is aimed at fostering write-off of the freight cars with exceeded life; the second part is aimed at improving safety. The write-off of the obsolete fleet and its renewal with new freight cars is to be achieved by introducing a fee payable to OAO RZD for repairs; ban for operating freight cars with exceeded life (except
RZD to Buy 82 EMU Cars in 2016
OAO RZD is to buy 82 multiple unit cars in 2016, the Interfax quotes the rail operator. The EMUs would be bought from Demikhovo Mechanical Works. The company would buy ED9E and ED4M EMUs. In 2015 OAO RZD acquired in total of 70 EMU cars: 64 ED9E cars (15 trains) and 6 cars (2 rail buses). Demikhovo Mechnical Works and Metrovagonmash supplied the rolling stock. Furthermore, OAO RZD announced overhaul of 956 multiple unit cars in 2016 (923 cars were overhauled in 2015). Please
Brunswick Rail to Announce a Tender for Freight Car Repair
Brunswick Rail is to announce a tender for repairing its cars, the Interfax reports. The company owns 25,700 freight cars. The potential bidder has to have experience of working with not less than 10,000 cars and having freight car repair contracts with at least two OAO RZD subsidiaries. Bidders have to have software to monitor freight car repair and comply with human resources requirements (Chief Engineer and at least three technicians). Bidder have to be ISO 9001 certified.
RZD to Buy 121 Electric Locos in 2016
OAO RZD is to acquire 121 electric locomotive from Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Building Plant, the TASS quotes OAO RZD President Oleg Belozerov. “We ordered 124 electric locomotives last year. We are planning to buy 121 electric locos this year”, Mr. Belozerov said. He also noted that it is important to get the funds for the rolling stock acquisitions. “As we attract investments from the National Wealth Fund, we have to clarify the project justification. Therefore, we n
RZD VPs Stepov and Vorotilkin Dismissed from Their Positions
OAO RZD Vice President Victor Stepov was dismissed from his position. Another OAO RZD Vice President Alexey Vorotilkin resigned. Mr. Stepov supervised management system development; Mr. Vorotilkin supervised locomotive operations and chaired the Traction Directorate. Oleg Valinsky, who was Head of October Railway, was appointed Vice President.
KTZ Installed 400 Electric Drives for Switch Point Machines
Kazakhstan Railway (Kazakstan Temir Zholy, KTZ) has installed 400 electrically-driven switch point machines, KTZ reports. The drives are manufactured in Kazakhstan. The company aims at both improving operational safety and localizing manufacture of critical components. “The key advantage of the R80 electric drive is a function allowing control of the switch point contact with the rail, which means that monthly checks are no longer necessary”, Batyr Kotyrev, Director of KTZ Si
Russia Needs Over 25 M USD p.a. To Support Freight Manufacturers
Support to the freight car manufacturing industry requires 2-3 B RUB (25.2 - 37.8 M USD), the TASS quotes Dmitry Rutenberg, Head of the Transport Regulation Directorate of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service. “We believe it appropriate own behalf of the Government to adopt actions aimed at supporting car customers - as some scrapping bonus or similar benefits”, he said. “We believe that around 2 - 3 B RUB p.a. will be needed to retain the balance”.
Tender for High-Speed Rolling Stock to Be Held in December 2016
The tender for supplying the rolling stock for the Moscow - Kazan high-speed mainline is scheduled for December 2016, the RIA Novosti quotes the schedule approved by the Russian Government. The schedule was approved on January 13, 2016 and published yesterday. In compliance with the schedule, the manufacture of the rolling stock is to be commissioned in December 2019. At least 70 - 80% of the components have to be localized (sourced / manufactured in Russia). OAO RZD First Vi
Government Expects 50,000 Freight Cars Manufactured in 2016
The Russian Government expects that 45,000 - 50,000 freight cars would be manufactured in 2016, the TASS quotes Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov. The Government earlier banned life extension for freight cars. Mr. Manturov believes that this ban, together with the subsidies to innovative car customers, will allow increasing the freight car manufacture. Please contact us to learn more about the Russian freight car fleet
Russian Freight Car Fleet to Shrink 20% by 2020
The Russian freight car fleet is to get reduced 20%, the RZD-Partner quotes Non-Commercial Partnership Railway Rolling Stock Operator Union (NZhDPS). The rolling stock is to get decreased from current 970,000 freight cars to 781,000 cars by 2020. In 2016 in total of 69,000 freight cars should be scrapped. Denis Rudakov, OZhDPS Head of Analytic Dept., expects that in 2016 - 2020 mostly flat (-15%) and corn (-11%) cars would be scrapped. The least affected rolling stock would b