Russian Railways’ rolling stock investments
23 May 2013 • Author(s): Vladimir Yakunin, President, Russian Railways
Today, passengers expect speed, comfort, and safety. Russian Railways intends to exceed all of these expectations and we believe it is impossible to achieve these goals without investing in modern rolling stock.
In 2010, long-distance passenger transport was made the responsibility of the Federal Passenger Company (FPC) – a subsidiary of Russian Railways which was formed into a separate company under the railway reform. FPC now operates more than 23,500 coaches and is constantly increasing the number of its rolling stock by placing orders with Russian and leading foreign manufacturers.
FPC plans to invest a total of 105.7 billion rubles by 2015 and 668.8 billion rubles between 2016 and 2030. Included within the company’s investment programme is a plan to purchase approximately 16,500 vehicles, including 50 double-deck coaches, 200 RIC-approved coaches (Regolamento Internazionale delle Carrozze) and seven Talgo trains.