China to Build Samara Airport Shuttle Line
China is to invest into Samara airport shuttle line, the Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports. A respective memorandum of cooperation was signed by Samara Oblast Governor Nikolai Merkushkin and China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC). The airport shuttle line is to be constructed for the 2018 Football World Cup to be held in Russia. “It is important to have speed operation by 2018”, Mr. Merkushkin said. “A lot of players and guests will come to Samara”. CRCC considers two options
RZD to Invest 5 M USD into Armenia Railways
OAO RZD is to invest 332 M RUB into Armenian Railways (5 M USD), the RZD-Partner reports. The company has already invested 13.7 B RUB into Armenian rail transport in 2008 - 2015. OAO RZD signed a concession contract with Armenia in 2008, under which the management over the Armenian rail transport was handed over to OAO RZD. The national railway is now managed by South-Caucasian Railway (YuKZhD), OAO RZD subsidiary.
Sakhalin Is Choosing a Multiple Unit Supplier
Sakhalin is choosing a multiple unit supplier, the Gudok reports. The trains might be supplied by Transmashholding, Ural Locomotives or Stadler. Sakhalin Passenger Company (Sakhalin multiple unit operator, fully owned by RZD), is to take a decision together with Sakhalin Government. Sakhalin’s fleet is nearly 30 years old. The peninsula operates D-2 DMUs manufactured by Fuji Heavy Industries especially for Sakhalin narrow gauge (1067 mm). The life of the DMUs expire in 2018.
Transmashholding Unveiled A Train for St. Petersburg Metro Line 1
Transmashholding unveiled the 81-722.1/723.1/724.1 train to be operated at St. Petersburg Metro Line 1, the RZD-Partner reports. The train was unveiled within the SmartTRANSPORT International Forum held in St. Petersburg. The train was designed in compliance with St. Petersburg Metro’s technical assignment. There are eight cars within the train - two motor head cars, four intermediate motor cars and two trailer intermediate cars. The train features a double-level safety and d
Transmashholding to Switch to Own Motors by 2018
By 2018 Transmashholding will switch to manufacturing own motors, the TASS quotes Alexander Nosov, Head - Traction Generator and Motor Project with NEVZ. Currently Transmashholding buys motors from the Ukrainian Elektrotyazhmash. “NEVZ is becoming the only plant manufacturing motors for the entire holding”, Mr. Nosov said. “NEVZ was appointed the center of competence as we have good manufacturing capacities and manufacture most of motors”. Transmashholding needs 1,500 - 2,000
Ukraine to Radically Change Management of the Rail Industry
Ukraine is to establish a new management system for the rail industry, the RZD-Partner reports. A respective clause is part of the Ukrainian Government’s Priorities Plan for 2016. Ukrainian Railways would get a “new management model for the rail industry ensuring equal access to the rail infrastructure and due execution of the governmental management functions”. Market will be the core of the system: “Rigid governmental regulation will not allow establishing competitive envir
TVZ Signed Contracts for 118 Passenger Coaches
Tver Car-Building Plant (TVZ) signed contracts for 118 passenger coaches, the TASS reports. The coaches will be supplied to Federal Passenger Company (FPK) and Roszheldorsnab. All the coaches will be single-decker. FPK is to get 112 coaches by October 2016 while Roszheldorsnab is to receive 6 coaches by September 2016. The amount of the contract is not disclosed.
Russia Approved Subsidies on Freight Car Acquisition
The Russian Government approved regulations of offering budget subsidies for freight car acquisition, the Kommersant reports. Subsidies will be offered in case innovative and deficit freight cars are acquired; no bonus on scrapping an obsolete car is to be offered. The Government will budget 7 B RUB for freight car renewal “provided that the infrastructure is not affected” and manufacture of specialized freight cars. A flat subsidy of 300 K RUB per car will be offered althoug
GE and Bombardier to Provide Locos to Ukraine for Test Operation
GE and Bombardier will provide their locomotives to Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsya) for test operation, the RZD-Partner quotes Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Vladimir Omelyan. “Such manufacturers as General Electric and Bombardier will bring their locomotives to Ukraine in the next months so that they are operated at the Ukrainian Railways for 3 - 6 months”, he said. After the test operation Ukraine will select a locomotive for further rolling stock fleet renewal. U
Russia Is More Attractive to Hyperloop Than US - Magomedov
Russia may be more attractive to Hyperloop than the United States, Russian tycoon Ziyavutdin Magomedov said in his interview to RZD-Partner. Earlier Mr. Magomedov’s Caspian VC Partners invested in the Hyperloop project. “Russia, as the core of the Eurasian transport and logistic system, has to develop new transport and logistic routes”, Mr. Magomedov said. “Hyperloop is highly prospective and required as a new transport. It needs a good route to fully reveal its capabilities”