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RZD Considers Variable Gauge Bogies for High-Speed Rolling Stock

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 possible from the technology point of view”.

The train with variable gauge bogies is to be used after the Russian high-speed mainline is extended to Beijing, Mr. Misharin added.

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