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First Aeroexpress KISS EMU In Russia

12 Nov 2014 23:12
  • First Aeroexpress KISS EMU In Russia

On 11 November 2014 ESh2-001 arrived at Imeni Ilyicha depot (named after Vladimir Ilyich Lenin), in the northwest of Moskva, near Belorusskaya station. This depot is currently the maintenance base for Aeroexpress’s single-deck EMUs. The accompanying photo taken on 12 November features ESh2-001and ED4MKM-0007.


First TramRus Tram In Service

05 May 2014 00:05
  • First TramRus Tram In Service
  • First TramRus Tram In Service

On 31 March 2014 was granted permission for test commercial operation of the first TramRus tram. It is shown in the first photo at Metro Sokol stop on 25 February 2014. This is a 100% low-floor three-section tram, a joint product of Alstom and TMH, based on the Citadis family. It was built at Alstom’s Barcelona works and arrived in Moskva in November 2013, as shown in the second photo.


First Russian Talgo in Moskva

13 Apr 2014 00:12
  • First Russian Talgo in Moskva

The first rake of RZD’s new Talgo carriages arrived in Moskva recently, and is shown here at Kievsky vokzal on 11 April 2014. The vehicle nearest to the camera is a generator car. This first rake is about to begin tests, both at Shcherbinka and on the RZD network, in readiness for the start of commercial services, planned for late 2014.


UTS Presents Future Moskva Metro Train

16 Jan 2014 19:38
  • UTS Presents Future Moskva Metro Train

At the All-Russian Exhibition Centre (VVC) in Moskva UTS (Urban Transport Solutions, a joint venture formed by Sinara Transport Machines and the CAF Group) is exhibiting until end of January the mock-up of an end car for a new train for Moskva Metro. The latter is poised to invite tenders for new trains, possibly in February 2014, and this is UTS’s proposal for the Russian capital.


Double-Deck EMUs For Aeroexpress

13 Feb 2013 20:31
  • Double-Deck EMUs For Aeroexpress

On 13 February Stadler announced that it has won a contract from the Russian rail operator Aeroexpress for 24 double deck EMUs (16 four-car and eight six-car trains), to operate on the shuttle services from Moskva to the capital’s three major airports. The contract is worth around 350 million EUR, and incorporates an option clause for 13 more trains. The EMUs are to be built partly in Switzerland and partly at Stadler’s new factory in Minsk, which is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in autumn 2013. They are to be delivered by the end of 2016.