Ukraine Produced 320 Freight Cars in Q1 2016
Ukrainian Ministry of Economy reported quarterly results on freight car manufacturing, the RZD-Partner reports. In Q1 2016 Ukraine manufactured 320 freight cars (+30% to Q1 2015). In 2015 Ukraine manufactured in total of 1,100 cars. In its peak years (2009 - 2010) in total of 8,000 - 10,000 freight cars were built.
Krasnoyarsk Needs 1 B USD to Complete Metro Construction
Completion of the metro construction in Krasnoyarsk is to cost 60 - 70 B RUB (0.92 - 1,08 B USD), the TASS quotes Krasnoyarsk Krai Governor Victor Tolokonsky. He made this statement at the Krasnoyarsk Krai Legislative Assembly meeting. “A million-population city has to have some speed transport”, Mr. Tolokonsky said. “60 - 70 B RUB is needed to complete the first metro line”. The region cannot invest 100% into the project and federal financing is needed, he added. Krasnoyarsk
80% of Russian Rail Freight Carried on 20% of Infrastructure
Around 80% of all the rail freight in Russia is transported on 20% of the infrastructure, the RZD-Partner quotes Sergey Tugarinov, Deputy Head of OAO RZD Transport Service Center. He made this statement at the TransRussia International Exhibition. “The transportation system was established in the Soviet times and was designed for the manufacturing capacities of those days”, Mr. Tugarinov said. “It does not correspond to the current freight turnover logic”.
EMU Localization to Increase Russian Suppliers Earnings by 22 M USD
Localization of the EP2D and EP3D EMU train components will allow Russian companies to earn over 1.5 B RUB p.a. (22 M USD), the RZD-Partner quotes Artyom Titov, Director - Marketing and Sales with Demikhovo Mechanical Works. The said earnings are possible in case 300 EMU cars are bought p.a.
RZD to Buy Foreign Products at 568 M USD in 2016
OAO RZD is to spend 37.5 B RUB (568 M USD) on buying foreign-make products in 2016, the RZD-Partner quotes Irina Mitichkina, Head - OAO RZD Sourcing Center. These products do not hold a large share, she commented. “The amount includes sophisticated high-tech products”, Ms. Mitichkina said.
Ukrainian Loco Fleet is 70 - 96% Worn
The Ukrainian diesel locomotive fleet is 95.7% worn, the RZD-Partner quotes Ukrainian Railways. Faulty locomotive hold a 40%+ share in the total fleet - over 800 sections out of 2,100. The electric locomotive fleet wear exceeds 70% with 30% of faulty locomotives (500 sections out of 1,700).
Wojciech Balczun Appointed Ukrainian Railways Chairman
Wojciech Balczun, a Polish manager, is apportioned Ukrainian Railways Chairman, the RZD-Partner reports. The decision was taken by the Nomination Committee. Prior to his new appointment Mr. Balczhun was Chairman with PKP S.A. and General Director with PKP Cargo S.A. He was also Chairman with LOT. Mr. Balczun’s achievements are reorganization of the management system, optimizing personnel, achieving ROI and companies’ preparation for IPO, the Nomination Committee says. Around
Moscow - Kazan High-Speed Track to Cost 18 B USD
OAO RZD recalculated the amount of the Moscow - Kazan high-speed railway, the RBC reports. The total budget rose to 1.2 T RUB (18 B USD). OAO RZD First Vice President Alexander Misharin sent a request to the Ministry of Transport requesting 643 B RUB (9.6 B USD) from the Government (earlier 505 B RUB (7.5 B USD) was requested). The total length of the track would be 770 km; therefore, one kilometer of track would cost 1.56 B RUB (23.2 M USD). OAO RZD explains the rise of the
Moscow Oblast to Launch Light Rail by 2028
Moscow Oblast Ministry of Transport expects to launch its first light rail line, the Izvestia reports. The line is to link Podolsk, Domodedovo Airport, Zhukovsky Airport and Ramenskoe. In June 2016 the Moscow Oblast Government is to announce a tender for design, construction and operation of the light rail line. The project amount is estimated at 139 B RUB. The line is to be 74 km long; 30 km of track is to be laid on bridges and viaducts. Moscow Government forecasts the line
KTZ Laid First Kazakhstan-Manufactured Rails
Kazakhstan Railways (Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, KTZ) has laid the first track manufactured in Kazakhstan, the Railways report. The ceremony was chaired by Kazakhstan Railways’ President Askar Mamin and Almaty Region Governor Amandyk Batalov. The project was executed as part of the Nurly Zhol (Way of Light) State Program. “The rail manufacturing plant was built; the plant’s products are strategically important to Kazakhstan’s economy, it has a huge export potential and rails will