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Old June 7th, 2015, 05:06 PM   #2081
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Have seen 25-tons-per-axis wagon at Solntsevo station
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Old June 12th, 2015, 07:40 AM   #2082
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Russian Railways and Vossloh have agreed to co-operate in the development of track components for high-speed rail lines and localised production.Companies have been testing a turnout designed for 27t axleloads and an expected life of 500 million tonnes (Mt), which is claimed to be 1.5 times more than its Russian equivalents.


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Old June 27th, 2015, 09:02 PM   #2083
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Jilin Province in China has offered to build a railway to Vladivostok for Russia’s Far East Region of Primorsky Krai. It would be the first cross-border high-speed rail link between the two countries and Russia’s major Pacific port.

“We have an idea to construct a high-speed railway to Vladivostok. In August we will open a section to Hunchun. If we want to extend it, this will be the first high-speed trans-border railway between Russia and China,” said Bayin Chaolu Deputy Secretary of the Jilin Provincial Committee Thursday in a meeting with the Primorsky Krai Governor Vladimir Miklushevskiy.

The governor said he was interested in the project and would talk with Vladimir Yakunin, the CEO of Russian Railways.

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Old June 27th, 2015, 09:03 PM   #2084
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China is going to build a $242 billion (1.5 trillion yuan) high-speed rail link between Beijing and Moscow. The line will cut the journey time from five to 'two days', say Chinese authorities.

The railway will be 7,000 kilometers long and go through Kazakhstan, reports Bloomberg citing Beijing’s city government on the social networking site Weibo, China’s alternative to Twitter. The railway will make travel easier between Europe and Asia, the statement said.

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Old July 9th, 2015, 01:10 PM   #2085
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RZD's double-deck seating cars to enter service this month
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RUSSIA: Federal Passenger Co’s first double-deck seating cars are scheduled to enter service on July 31, on the Moscow – Voronezh route which has a journey time of 6 h 35 min.

The double-deck cars were ordered from Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works in August 2013 and delivered in June. Tver has previously supplied double-deck sleeping cars which entered service with RZD in November 2013, but these are its first modern seating cars for daytime services.

The semi-permanently coupled 15-car set is designed for electric locomotive haulage at speeds up to 160 km/h. The five business class cars have 60 rotating seats arranged in a 2+1 layout and a two-seat VIP compartment, while the 10 economy class cars have 102 seats arranged 2+2

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Old July 21st, 2015, 09:25 PM   #2087
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Old July 22nd, 2015, 09:43 AM   #2088
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Any plans to speed up Russian trains to an average speed of around 110 kph, which will make trains competitive with autos?
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Old July 22nd, 2015, 07:21 PM   #2089
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Any plans to speed up Russian trains to an average speed of around 110 kph, which will make trains competitive with autos?
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 02:28 PM   #2090
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You really believe there is demand for HSR outside of the Moscow to SPB axis, I believe there is none. I am talking about speeding up the average speed of normal Russia trains to around 110 kph, which is a lot more realistic.
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Old July 25th, 2015, 10:28 PM   #2091
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You really believe there is demand for HSR outside of the Moscow to SPB axis, I believe there is none. I am talking about speeding up the average speed of normal Russia trains to around 110 kph, which is a lot more realistic.
That's not a problem of trains, most of them may go faster if necessary. But there are many reasons why they do not - and not all of them are even need to be fixed.

For example, a train from St. Petersburg to my native city has travel time of about 9 hours - it is a night train. The distance is about 520 km, so the average speed is less then 60 km/h. By car we can go there in 5-6 hours, but... in this case we would need 2 drivers for the car, because 6 hours driving without breaks for one driver is not good. If it's one driver, the trip usually takes about 8 hours anyway - with breaks for rest and meals. And anyway, everyone is tired after car travel.

So, to spend 6 hours in the car getting tired or to sleep comfortably all night in the train? There is no reason to make this train faster - because most passengers would prefer to comfortably sleep until 6 a.m. and not to leave the train at, say, 4 a.m. No need for changes, at least in this case. If I need to go there faster, it will be by plane.

Of course, there are other cases, like sharing tracks with freight trains, speed limits on old tracks and so on.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 12:18 AM   #2092
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Some video impressions from the new Siemens TVZ sleeping cars, running in trains Moscow - Helsinki and Moscow - Paris









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Old August 20th, 2015, 03:30 AM   #2093
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I'm curious do they change bogies somewhere? Or are they variable gauge coaches?
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Old August 20th, 2015, 03:48 AM   #2094
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Vladimir Yakunin to stand down as head of Russian Railways
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RUSSIA: Vladimir Yakunin confirmed his intention to stand down as President of Russian Railways and enter politics on August 17.

The exclave of Kaliningrad is scheduled to hold an election for governor on September 13, and Yakunin has registered as a candidate to be appointed by the incoming governor as one of the region’s two senators in the federal council, the upper house of the national parliament.

Yakunin has been nominated for the role by Acting Governor Nikolay Tsukanov, who is one of the candidates for election as governor.

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Old August 20th, 2015, 10:40 AM   #2095
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I'm curious do they change bogies somewhere? Or are they variable gauge coaches?
Moscow - Paris changes its bogies in Brest, Belarus.
Moscow - Helsinki does not change its bogies, because the gauge is almost the same between Finland and Russia.
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Belozerov appointed RZD president
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MR Oleg Belozerov, Russia's first deputy minister of transport, has been appointed president of Russian Railways (RZD) by Russian prime minister Mr Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting in Moscow on August 20

Belozerov, 45, has been deputy head of the Ministry of Transport since May and was previously deputy minister of transport from 2009.

In his comments confirming the appointment, Medvedev said that Belozerov is competent in all areas of transport with long-standing experience in roads and that he became engaged with railways in his role at the transport ministry

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Old August 23rd, 2015, 09:42 AM   #2097
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Old November 19th, 2015, 09:57 PM   #2099
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Some photo and video impressions from my recent journey from Paris to Berlin. For that journey I took the Paris - Moscow EuroNight sleeper train EN 453, operated by Russian Railways.




































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Old November 19th, 2015, 10:05 PM   #2100
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Some photo and video impressions from my recent journey from Paris to Berlin. For that journey I took the Paris - Moscow EuroNight sleeper train EN 453, operated by Russian Railways.
Are there many passengers? The train looks half-empty.
How common it is when people use this train for transportation inside EU?
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