Date: 7 months ago   Category: Transport

The Russian Railway have signed the agreement with "The Ural locomotives" on delivery of 11 trains "Sapsan" — Rambler News Service


Russian Railways (RR) have signed the agreement with Siemens and the Sinara group on expansion of the park of the high-speed trains "Sapsan", it is said in the statement of the Russian Railway. "Today within the InnoTrans-2018 exhibition which takes place in Berlin from September 18 to September 21 Russian Railways, the Sinara group, the Siemens and Siemens Mobility GmbH company have signed the agreement on expansion of the park of high-speed trains of Russian Railway holding" — it is said in the statement. According to the document, the Russian Railway and "The Ural locomotives" (joint venture of the Sinara and Siemens group) till March 31, 2019 will prepare documents on signing of the contract for delivery of 11 high-speed electric trains (in a design similar to the train "Sapsan") and 27 new cars, including, for their integration into 16 high-speed trains "Sapsan" which are available for the Russian Railway for formation of 11-carriage trains. Also signing of the additional agreement is planned for maintenance and repair of this rolling stock as continuation of the current service contract between Siemens and the Russian Railway. As the transport monopoly notes, the parties intend to consider the possibility of license production of new electric trains and cars in Russia for their operation on routes of passenger traffic on the railroads with a width of track of 1520 mm. New trains will add the existing park of "Sapsans" on the St. Petersburg-Moscow direction – Nizhny Novgorod for the purpose of increase in number of the offered places to passengers. Now in Russia 16 high-speed trains "Sapsan" in 10-carriage execution are operated. They ply on routes Moscow – St. Petersburg and St. Petersburg – Nizhny Novgorod, with a speed up to 250 km/h.

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