TALGO AND THE RUSSIAN RAILWAYS RZD SIGN A CONTRACT TO DESIGN PASSENGER COACHES ADAPTED TO THE RUSSIAN MARKET

The signing of this agreement consolidates the long history of commercial relations between Talgo and RZD, which dates back more than 15 years.

The contract was signed at the headquarters of the Spanish Railways Foundation (Palacio de Fernan Nunez) by Boris Lapidus, President of the prestigious VNNIZhT Railway Institute and by Jose Maria Oriol, Talgo CEO, in the presence of Vladimir Yakunin, President of the Russian Railways (RZD) and Carlos Palacio Oriol, President of Talgo.

This agreement regulates the adaptation of Talgo Spanish technology, which is unique and innovative, to the specific needs of Russia in terms of climate, interior space, gauges and regulations. Therefore, it is a significant agreement for both countries as it shall develop a modern train, with the latest features, which will cover 100% of the technology and comfort needs required by the Russian market.

The contract signed is framed within the Russian Railways (RZD) plans to gradually replace its passenger coach fleet before2030. Russia is the second largest rail market in the world and, due to the long distances between its cities, over 98% of its operations are covered by night trains.

By signing this contract, Talgo is positioned at the forefront of this major project, as the Russian market consolidated rail technology supplier.

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Source : Talgo

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