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Old August 12th, 2009, 11:08 PM   #1541
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Old August 13th, 2009, 01:21 AM   #1543
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Old August 15th, 2009, 06:23 PM   #1544
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Russian Railways spent 300 million roubles on high-speed passenger project between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod in IH2009.

The goal of the project is to increase the speed of passenger trains between Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod and reduce travel time to just 3 hours 55 minutes, a significant cut in the current time of at least 5 hours and 17 minutes, although this also takes into account changes in the timetable due to the reconstruction work along the route. The project began in 2006 and is due to be completed in 2010.

In 2009, the Company plans to commission 9 redeveloped stations, 4 reconstructed traction substations, lay 24.6 km of track, install 123 sets of electric centralized points, equip 81 km of track with automatic blocking systems, upgrade 70 km of the contact network, reconstruct 39 passenger platforms, build a fence along the Petushka - Vyaznika stretch and rehabilitate the track on various stretches on Moscow and Gorky Railways. Work on these measures was started in IH 2009.

Since work on the project commenced in 2006, Russian Railways has commissioned 6 reconstructed stations (Kosterevo, Boldino, Koloksha, Terekhovitsy, Mstera, Senkovo), 3 traction substations (Boldino, Undol and Koloksha), an automatic blocking system on 26 km of 3 station-to-station blocks, laid 16.4 km of station track, installed 77 sets of electric centralized points, rebuilt almost 48 km of the contact network and built 12 new passenger platforms and other infrastructure.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 06:53 PM   #1545
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Tramway line extension under construction in Usolye-Sibirskoye (Irkutsk region):


The tram used to have its final stop about 500m away from the train station. The current project will close this gap and provide better connections between the trains and the city transportation.

The photo was taken in september 2008, I don't know about the current state of the works.


Another photo of the tram in Usolye-Sibirskoye:
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Old August 15th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #1546
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Are there the same trams like in Moscow?
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Old August 16th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #1547
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Russian Railways spent 1.1 billion roubles on ransporting Oil to China project in IH 2009.

The Company investment project ransporting Oil to China aims to ensure seamless shipments of Russian oil. Russian Railways is continuing work on the second stage of the project, which involves the electrification of over 247 km of track between Karymsky and Borzi. The Company has allocated 1.83 billion roubles to the project in 2009 and spent 1.1 billion roubles in IH 2009.

In 2009, other work includes installing automatic blocking systems and electric centralized points between Borzi and Zabaikalsk, reconstructing the first main track on the Karymsky - Borzi, laying continuous welded rails on various stretches, renovating station track and switches at Olovyannaya Station and other work on infrastructure. All construction is on schedule.

The first stage of the project lasted from 2004 to 2008, during which second main lines were laid to eliminate bottlenecks on various stretches and stations were upgraded between Karymsky and Zabaikalsk.

Between 2004 and 2008, the Company constructed 218.8 km of second main lines to relieve 12 bottlenecks, reconstructed and lengthened passing sidings at 24 stations and side tracks, commissioned 51.7 km of station track and 226 electrical centralised points, a park of border controls at Zabaikalsk Station and built 7.816 million square metres of housing at Karymsky and Zabaikalsk stations. During this period, Russian Railways invested more than 13.4 billion roubles.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #1548
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Board at Russian Railways approves joint venture between JSC Freight One and Finnish Railways.

The Board of Directors of Russian Railways has approved the establishment of a joint venture between its subsidiary JSC Freight One and the Finnish rail and transport company VR Ltd. The jv will be a joint stock company established under Finnish law, with JSC Freight One holding 50% of the shares and VR Ltd the remaining 50%.

The jv will be involved in sales, marketing and shipping and provide a full range of services in freight rail transport between Russia and Finland. In the future, the joint venture could expand its operations to other EU countries.

The jv's main business will be shipping paper in covered wagons from Finland to Russia. The projected volume of traffic is 50,000 tons per annum.



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JSC Freight One is Russia largest rail transport operator. Russian Railways founded Freight One in July 2007 and holds its ordinary shares. Freight One began managing its rolling stock in November of that year and now owns over 200,000 units of rolling stock of different types, 21% of Russia total fleet. In 2008, JSC Freight One shipped over 100 million tons of freight.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 01:16 PM   #1549
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Russian Railways is reconstructing the Mandal - Davaany stretch of Ulan-Bator Railways.

As part of a cooperation agreement between Russian Railways and Mongolian Railways, a joint project is being implemented to overhaul 108 km of the upper portion of the Mandal - Davaany stretch owned by JSC Ulan-Bator Railways. Under the agreement, each party will reconstruct 54 km of track. More than 23 kilometres of new track have been laid so far.

"For the first time, so-called velvet track will be laid at Ulan-Bator Railways. This will increase train safety and allows higher speeds," said Vladimir Yakunin, president of Russian Railways. Work should be completed in October 2009.
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Russian Railways receives 50% stake in Ulan-Bator Railways as trust manager.

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree "On the transfer of federally-owned shares in JSC Ulan-Bator Railways to the trust management of Russian Railways."

As stated in the signed document, 50% of shares owned by Russia in Ulan-Bator Railways are being transferred to the trust management of Russian Railways for five years.

"In fact, Russian Railways has already started to participate in the development of Ulan-Bator Railways and is giving practical assistance in carrying out major track repairs, upgrading rolling stock and improving transport technology," said Vladimir Yakunin, president of Russian Railways.

According to Yakunin, the implementation of the "Concept for Implementing the joint Russo-Mongolian Development Project for JSC Ulan-Bator Railways and the Construction of New Rail Infrastructure in Mongolia, which was developed by Russian Railways experts, will enhance the efficiency of Mongolia’s domestic rail transport and its transit shipments.

The Joint Stock Company Ulan-Bator Railways was founded in 1949 as a result of an agreement between the governments of the USSR and the Mongolian People’s Republic, with each side holding equal amounts in the company’s share capital. Prior to this new agreement, Russia’s Federal Agency of Rail Transport exercised the Russian government’s powers as shareholder.
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Old September 2nd, 2009, 09:41 PM   #1551
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Russian Railways is developing the transport links to Moscow’s international airports.

On 28 August in Moscow a new railway link will begin between the centre of the city (Belorussky Station) and Sheremetyevo Airport. There will be 27 trains running in each direction per day.

According to the timetable, the first train from Sheremetyevo to Moscow will leave at 5am, and the final train will leave at midnight. From Moscow, the first train will depart Belorussky Station at 5.30am, and the final train will depart at 1am. There will be around a 30 minute gap between trains, and the journey time is 35 minutes. The train will travel to Sheremetyevo with a stop at Savelovsky Station; it will return without stopping.

The President of Russian Railways, Vladimir Yakunin, welcomed guests and future passengers and celebrated the opening of the new rail link. He thanked all the participants of the project and emphasised that this was an example of a model partnership between business and government organs.

"We finished the task of organising direct rail transport from the centre of Moscow to the city’s three main airports a year ago," said Vladimir Yakunin. "But we decided not to stop there. The opening of the link between Belorussky Station and Sheremetyevo Airport is one of the key steps in the development of the Moscow transport hub. Belorussky Station is in the centre of Moscow, which means that passengers can get to the airport quickly and with minimal changes."

From the Russian Railways 2009 investment budget, around 300 million roubles has been earmarked for the Aeroexpress train between Belorussky Station and Sheremetyevo Airport.

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Thus Aeroexpress terminals are located in Moscow at Paveletsky, Savelovsky, Belorussky and Kievsky stations and the trains run between:

* Moscow – Domodedovo
* Moscow – Vnukovo
* Moscow – Sheremetyevo

Aeroexpress carriages are equipped with everything needed for a comfortable journey. Each carriage has soft individual seats, air conditioning, several televisions which show short films, clips and a ticker tape with current information, and environmentally-friendly toilets.

All the terminals are in the city centre and close to underground stations. Travel time is between 30-40 minutes and tickets cost 150-250 roubles. Monthly tickets are also available. Train timetables are synchronized with the departures schedule and security officers from the airports accompany the trains.
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Old September 6th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #1552
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Test on the stretch to Nishni Novgorod:


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Old September 21st, 2009, 05:22 PM   #1553
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Russia: Cargo transportation by Russian railways fell by 12.3% in August 2009 to August 2008, but grew by 2.5% to July 2009
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Old October 6th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #1554
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On Google earth I saw a lot of photos of abandoned and rests of removed railways south of Rostov. What is the reason for closing those railways?

Moscow, Kiev and Niznji Novgorod have high platforms, which is good because that all wagons, DMU-s and EMU-s in Russia are high floor, higher then in the most of European states. Why there are not high platforms in Rostov? (maybe there is plan for low floor EMU-s)

Very good photos, I like very much Russian railways. I was in Moscow and Yekaterinburg, and I was impressed with comfortable, cheap trains with vacum toilets, clean and on time. One of the Russians nine Railway Universities of Railway Transport is situated in Rostov.

Very long and powerfull freight and passenger trains, a lot of denivelations on railways, Russia look like for me like railway dreamland
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Russia: Russian Railways to create a new subsidiary
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Old October 10th, 2009, 07:50 AM   #1556
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not cheap but neither expensive. it is OK I think. I like the train, probably because it is wider and gives more space for passing between seats.
Cheap comparing to 50 bucks minimum for a cab.
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RZD signs memorandum on launching construction of rail lines in Mongolia.

Today in Ulan Bator an international conference was held on the Strategic Development of Mongolia’s Railway Infrastructure, with the participation of RZD President Vladimir Yakunin, Mongolian Minister of Roads, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development Khaltmaa Battulga, Infrastructure Development General Director Vitaly Morozov, Korea Rail Network Authority President Cho Hyun-yong, Wang Linshu, the senior adviser to the Chinese minister of railways, and representatives of Ivanhoe Mines and Boston Consulting Group.

During the conference, RZD signed a memorandum with the Mongolian Ministry of Roads, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development on launching the project to build the Zuunbayan-Dalanzadgad (Tavantolgoy) rail line. The document was signed by RZD President Vladimir Yakunin and Mongolian Minister of Roads, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development Khaltmaa Battulga.

The sides agreed to support the strategy, drawn up by Infrastructure Development, for the Mongolian-Russian project to develop the Ulan Bator Railway and build new railway infrastructure in Mongolia. In particular, the document notes the need to swiftly start the Zuunbayan- Dalanzadgad (Tavantolgoy) rail line project to support the development of deposits in the South Gobi Region of Mongolia. With this in view, RZD is ready to start in November 2009 the stage-by-stage financing of design and surveying work for the construction of the Zuunbayan- Dalanzadgad (Tavantolgoy) rail line, to the sum of $250 million. On the transit potential of the country and its integration into the international transport network, Vladimir Yakunin noted that the geopolitical positions of Russia and Mongolia, as well as the shared technical base of their railways, enables them to seek an important role in the global economic system as a transport bridge between two major macroeconomic regions - the European Union and the Pacific Rim.

"In addition to the possible transport route for the export of Mongolian raw materials to China, the use of the Trans-Siberian route will enable their export to Japan, South Korea, and other countries via Russia’s Far East ports, and also in the future via the developing North Korean port of Rason. In this way, Mongolian freight will have a reliable outlet to sea ports," Vladimir Yakunin said.



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To implement the project to develop Mongolia’s rail infrastructure, an agreement was signed in Ulan Bator on 13 May 2009 on creating the limited liability company Development Infrastructure (in which RZD holds a 50% stake, Erdenes MGL holds 25%, and Mongolian Railway [MTZ] holds 25%). The company has been registered, and its equity capital has been paid in full by its founders.
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Russia: Finmeccanica’s trams for the Russian market

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited St Petersburg and met with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. One of the matters discussed was the construction of Finmeccanica’s plant in St. Petersburg, which would produce high-speed trams for the Russian market.

Finmeccanica will agree to construct the plant in St. Petersburg, if Russia confirms, that it will purchase approx. 90 trams a year for the next five years. Otherwise, the capital investment and the construction of the plant will not pay off.

- Russia is a vast market. Every city and region has tramlines, and all of these need modernisation. St Petersburg alone possesses 900 trams, 30% of which urgently need to be replaced by a new generation high-speed, comfortable, and noiseless cars. So I don't think sales will be a problem. We will certainly find buyers for ninety trams every year - St Petersburg Governor Valentina Matvienko said.

- I am glad that an Italian company can bring its technologies to the Russian market. Russian trams certainly need modernization – commented Silvio Berlusconi.
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China’s $10bn high-speed Russian rail unveiled
China may invest up to $10bn in construction of a high-speed railroad between Vladivostok and Khabarovsk, Guangzhou-based Optim Consult consultancy announced earlier today.
Under plans, the project must be completed by 2030.
The future railroad will reportedly allow trains to run at 250-350 km/h.
http://www.marchmontcapital.com/story.php?story_id=10292&story=China%E2%80%99s-$10bn-high-speed-Russian-rail-unveiled
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China’s $10bn high-speed Russian rail unveiled
China may invest up to $10bn in construction of a high-speed railroad between Vladivostok and Khabarovsk, Guangzhou-based Optim Consult consultancy announced earlier today.
Under plans, the project must be completed by 2030.
The future railroad will reportedly allow trains to run at 250-350 km/h.
http://www.marchmontcapital.com/story.php?story_id=10292&story=China%E2%80%99s-$10bn-high-speed-Russian-rail-unveiled
lol. they are building it for their future territory?
who needs hsr there with 5 trains per day
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