OAO RZD is considering variable gauge bogies for designed high-speed rolling stock, the Gudok quotes OAO RZD First Vice President Alexander Misharin. He made this statement at the grand opening of the Moscow Headquarters of the New Rail Silk Road Forum. “We have started designing a freight train with Chinese colleagues”, Mr. Misharin said. “It is a new technology, these are new opportunities. 300 km/h. This will definitely be a train with variable gauge bogies. And it is pos
Gas turbine locomotives’ prospect is very bright but a network of gas filling stations is critical, the Gudok quotes OAO RZD Senior Vice President Valentin Gapanovich. He made this statement at a meeting on gas turbine locomotive development held in Samara. The GT1h-002 gas turbine locomotive has successfully passed supervised operation, Mr. Gapanovich said. The life cycle costs of the loco is 15% less compared to an electric locomotive while the maintenance cost of the power
Aeroexpress reported passenger transportation drop at 10.6% in 2016 to 11.6 M, the Interfax reports. “Increased transit passenger volume is among factors that affected our passenger turnover”, Aeroexpress reported. Another factor is improved traffic situation in Moscow - with less traffic jams the time en route to the airport reduced, too. Aeroexpress believes though that there are positive factors that may help improving passenger turnover - e.g. revival of the tourism indus
ELTEZA signed a license agreement with Iskra Zascite to manufacture lightning protection equipment in Russia, the Interfax reports. The contract was signed in Moscow within the official visit of Slovenian President to Russia. ELTEZA received an exclusive license to manufacture components and supply ready products to rail transport. ELTEZA is Russia’s largest manufacturer of rail signaling equipment. The company is co-owned by OAO RZD and Bombardier Transportation. Iskra Zasci
United Wagon Company (UniWagon) is to supply 6,773 freight cars to State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK), the Gudok quotes UniWagon Board of Directors. All the cars will be delivered in 2017. The amount of the deal is 19.3 B RUB (327 M USD). UniWagon will supply new-generation, increased freight capacity gondola cars. The cars have an axial load of 25 t, which ensures higher reliability, extended life and improved fleet turnover.
The cars will be supplied in two lots - 4,46
Zheldorremmash’s (ZDRM) investment program for 2017 is up 4 times, the Gudok reports. The company will invest 958 M RUB (16 M USD) into its plants’ modernization. The key recipients of ZDRM’s investments are locomotive repair plants located in Ulan-Ude (226 M RUB = 3.8 M USD), Orenburg (170 M RUB = 2.9 M USD), Chelyabinsk (100 M RUB = 1.7 M USD), Yaroslavl (80 M RUB = 1.3 M USD) and Rostov-on-Don (70 M RUB = 1.2 M USD). ZDRM is a holding company managing key Russian locomotiv
OAO RZD is to buy 450 new locomotives in 2017, the company reports. OAO RZD is to invest 57.2 B RUB (0.97 B USD) into its locomotive fleet renewal. The operator will buy 210 electric locomotives, including:
- 21 passenger electric locomotives (EP1M - 4 pcs.; EP20 - 4 pcs.; EP2K - 13 pcs.);
- 189 freight electric locomotives (2ES5K - 51 pcs.; 3ES5K - 45 pcs.; 3ES4K - 4 pcs.; 4ES4K - 5 pcs.; 2ES6 - 74 pcs.; 2ES10 - 10 pcs.). OAO RZD will also acquire 240 diesel locomotives, i
Russia may provide subsidies to companies acquiring industrial diesel locomotives and diesel generator freight cars, the Gudok reports. A respective proposal was drafted by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade. The document may come into force in May 2017. In August 2017 the so-called transition period of the Customs Union Technical Regulations No. 001/2011 will expire. The said Technical Regulations cover compliance of the rolling stock required to be allowed for opera
Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade revised the program of granting subsidies to innovative freight car customers, the Kommersant reports. Earlier only special cars fell under the program; the Ministry included innovative gondola cars into the list. The subsidy per an innovative special car is to be 350,000 RUB (~5800 USD); in total of 2.1 B RUB (35 M USD) is to be allocated for this purpose. The subsidy per an innovative gondola car or a conventional special car is to be
OAO RZD’s got 6.5 B RUB (107.8 M USD) of net profit in 2016, the Gudok quotes OAO RZD President Oleg Belozerov. He made this statement in course of his speech at the Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament. The company got 318 M RUB (5.3 M USD) of net profit in 2015; therefore, OAO RZD’s 2016 net profit showed a 20.4 times growth.