Topic: Russia

Eurostar, Thalys and TGV trains at Brussel-Zuid station, source: Maarten Otto via Flickr

Coronavirus impact on railways: 18 March

RailTech continues to cover the influence of coronavirus on the European rail sector. Below you can find some highlights of Wednesday, 18 March. The updates from Tuesday, 17 March, are available here.Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Alstom Siemens trains, source: Siemens

European operators suspend international trains

The further spread of coronavirus in Europe force the governments to take more measures including the closure of borders. This directly impacts on the railway operators that are suspending their international trains. It is a...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

3D printing for high-speed trains

Siemens Mobility plans to use 3D printing for producing spare parts of the Sapsan high-speed trains running in Russia. To this end, the German company has purchased two 3D printers from US-based manufacturer Stratasys. They...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Lastochka electric train

51 trains in Russia got computer vision

Russia-based manufacturer Ural Locomotives, a joint venture of Siemens Mobility and Sinara Group, has equipped 51 Lastochka electric trains with computer vision. This move is necessary for introducing the Automatic Train Operation (ATO) on the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
TEMG1 LNG-powered shunting locomotive, source: Sinara Group

Russia tests new LNG-powered locomotive

Lyudinovsky Diesel Locomotive Plant, a part of Sinara Group, is testing the new LNG-powered locomotive of type TEMG1. After completing the trials and certification, the vehicle will be delivered to Gazpromtrans, a subsidiary of Gazprom,...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Laser inspects wheelsets of Russian trains

Laser technology has been introduced in the production of new trains and locomotives in Russia. With its help, Ural Locomotives is inspecting the geometric parameters of the wheelset axles. The new equipment increased workforce productivity...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Russian Railways will develop 130 softbots

Russian Railways (RZD) is running a pilot project for introducing Robotic Process Automation (RPA). It is being tested by the company’s main computer centre. In 2020 RZD plans to implement 130 software robots (softbots) in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

New routes for double-decker trains in Russia

Russian Railways (RZD) will extend the network of routes served by double-decker trains. Double-decker trains started running on two long-distance lines in early December. At the end of the month, the third new route has...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Rails

Russia plans to equip rails with RFID tags

Russian Railways (RZD) will equip rails with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. The relevant technology will be developed by RST-Invent, a subsidiary of state-owned holding Rusnano. RZD plans to use RFID tags to digitise the...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Five railway hacks to survive winter

Winter has come. In this regard, many European railway companies started to report about their preparations for fighting against heavy snows, icing and other unpleasant features of the season. Which hacks do they use in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko