Topic: Russia

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

Russian Railways revamps electronic train tickets

Russian Railways introduced a new design for electronic train tickets. It was developed according to the wishes of the passengers. The upgraded tickets are much more informative and personalised. They contain many pictograms that allow...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Robots improve the manufacture of wagons

The United Wagon Company (UWC), a key manufacturer of freight wagons in Russia, has introduced a new robotic complex. It will be used for the arc welding of intermediate beams. With its help, the company...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Russian Railways in fighting COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic had forced Russian Railways to significantly change its operations. After suspending almost all the international trains, it is still running the domestic connections with some safety restrictions and disinfection campaigns. Additionally, the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Computer vision for self-driving trams in Shanghai

After successful tests of the autonomous tram in Moscow, Russian company Cognitive Technologies is planning to develop an AI-based computer vision system for the Chinese market. This needs for testing and launching the self-driving trams...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

3D printing on guard for passenger health

Is it possible to reduce the spread of the coronavirus with the help of 3D printing? Russian Railways decided to confirm or deny this suggestion. To this end, the railway operator installed 36 attachments for...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko