Topic: Russia

The military and convicts modernising a railway?

At least for the Russian Railways, deploying military and possibly convicts seems like a viable solution for the lack of foreign construction workers. The Covid-19 related restrictions led to a shortage of workforce, and consequently,...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios
Image: Russian Railways/RZD

Russian Railways signs deal for hydrogen locomotives

Russian Railways (RZD), Rusnano and Sinara Group have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of mainline hydrogen locomotives. A power plant based on electrochemical hydrogen fuel cells together with lithium-ion batteries will be used...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts
SBB FastLane catering service, source: SBB

Railways digitise catering services

Railway undertakings are paying more and more attention to self-service digital services. Tickets purchased via mobile apps or online shops have already become the rule for passengers. As a further step, the operators are developing...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Digital twin for locomotive diesel engines

Sinara Group, a major engineering holding in Russia, completed the validation tests of a digital twin of the 6DM-185T locomotive diesel engine. It is the first stage of the virtual trials of the technology. The...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Unmanned passenger train on tracks in Moscow

The first automated passenger train was rolled out on the Moscow Central Circle, a railway line that encompasses the city. Russian Railways (RZD) plans to perform a series of tests with obstacles. It is expected...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Blockchain in rolling stock maintenance

Russian Railways (RZD) has implemented a blockchain for rolling stock maintenance. More than 100 locomotive depots all over the country are examining the technology. This allows the company to reduce the human factor and to...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Transmashholding carriages in Egypt, source: Tver Carriage Works (TVZ)

Russian carriages debut in Africa

The Egyptian National Railways (ENR) launched the brand new carriages on its routes. 33 units were produced by Russian manufacturing group Transmashholding (TMH) at its facilities in Russia and Hungary. Egypt has become the first...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Uncertain future for Russia’s only monorail

The Moscow Monorail, Russia’s only public transport network of this kind, is threatened with closure. It is losing popularity among passengers for the past several years. The final decision will be approved after online voting...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko