Metrovagonmash signed a contract with Moscow Metro for 144 metro cars, the Gudok quotes Transmashholding. The cars are to be supplied until end-2018. The total amount of the contract is 10.5 B RUB. Metrovagonmash will supply 81-765/766/767 “Moscow” metro cars. In 2017 - 2020 Moscow Metro is to get 912 “Moscow” metro cars. The first consists will be commissioned “in the near future”, Transmashholding reports. The 81-765/767/767 “Moscow” metro cars are the latest Metrovagonmash
MCC is taking steps to increase its throughput capacity, the Gudok reports. The number of passengers is increasing - MCC transported over 43.5 M passengers since its commissioning in September 2016. MCC is renewing its rolling stock: e.g. a special urban version of the Lastochka (Desiro RUS) EMU was designed for the company. The consist is 2+2 (instead of 2+3 of the railway version), rails, fixtures for bikes and information displays. Integration with railways is to be anothe
Metrovagonmash signed a contract with Moscow Metro to provide maintenance and service to 81-760/761 metro cars, the Gudok quotes Transmashholding. Under the contract, Metrovagonmash is to provide maintenance to 400 cars during their life cycle. Metrovagonmash is to ensure availability of the 50 trains, 8-car each. The availability is ensuring that 46 out of 50 trains are ready for service 24 x 7 x 365. The contract is signed until 2043. The trains are the ones manufactured in
Freight One will sell second-hand freight cars to its fully-owned subsidiary, AO Staltrans, Interfax reports. The respective contract was signed on March 22. The amount of the deal is not disclosed but “it is not more than 202.1 M RUB incl. VAT”, Freight One commented. Staltrans, in its turn, will sell these cars to Azovevrotrans (AET), a Ukrainian operator co-owned by its General Manager Andrey Glushko and his partner Yury Romanenko. The reason for selling these freight cars
The performance of the rails made of bainitic steel was not good, the Gudok quotes OAO RZD Senior Vice President Valentin Gapanovich. “Baintiic rails - which were discussed so widely - did not perform well - field tests showed that surface defects arise at 150 M gross load”, he said. As for 100-m rails, the project is going on pretty well although “there are some disputes about carbon content of the rail”. Mr. Gapanovich noted that Voestalpine “followed RZD sa they commission
Russia manufactured 7,900 freight cars in January - February 2017, which is +78.5% to Jan-Feb 2016, the Gudok quotes Rosstat. Russian manufacturers produced 28 shunting locomotives sections in January - February 2017, which is -15.2% to Jan-Feb 2016. Other rolling stock manufacturing data was not disclosed.
TMHS-Leasing is to lease 10 mainline and one shunting locomotives from TransFin-M, the Interfax reports. The 1.6 B RUB funding is to be provided by Sberbank - a respective credit line was opened for 7 years. TransFin-M earlier acquired 26 locomotives and leased them to OAO RZD. TransFin-M General Director Dmitry Zotov says that locomotive leasing is becoming a “rather prospective business” as the national locomotive fleet needs to be renewed. TMHS-Leasing is a joint venture o
Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsya, UZ) is planning to expand cooperation with CRRC, the RZD-Partner reports. A decision to establish working groups was reached in course of Ukrzaliznytsya’s visit to China. “While Ukrainian manufacturers can produce freight cars and passenger coaches, we need to attract global manufacturers of state-of-the-art locomotives”, Ukrzaliznytsya Chairman Wojciech Balczun said at the meeting with CRRC International management. “We need to find an opt
Sinara Group reports going ahead of the schedule in localizing the manufacture of its Lastochka (Desiro RUS) train, the Interfax reports. In November Sinara manufactured a train with 80% localized components. The train was supplied to the Moscow Central Circle. The company’s contract with OAO RZD sets a goal for localization: 55% in 2015, 70% in 2016 and 80% in 2017. Some 150 Russian companies supply systems and components for the Lastochka EMU.
The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) put a ban on Brunswick Rail acquisition, the Kommersant reports. The FAS reported that the company’s potential customer, Amalgam Rail Investments Ltd. registered at British Virgin Islands, is owned by Ilya Belyaev, who is also Member of the Board of Directors with SG-Trans operator company. The FAS believes that the people “affiliated with Amalgam might get an opportunity to unilaterally influence the terms and conditions of the