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Vladimir Yakunin - Articles and news items

Russian Railways and Bulgarian State Railways signed a Memorandum on Cooperation

Rail industry news / 7 May 2014 /

In Astana (Kazakhstan) as part of the 60th Meeting of the Council for Railway Transport of the Member States of the Commonwealth, a Memorandum on Cooperation between Russian Railways and Bulgarian State Railways was signed…

Russian Railways’ infrastructure ready to serve Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Issue 1 2014 / 12 February 2014 /

In February 2014, the Russian city of Sochi on the Black Sea will host the Winter Olympic Games followed by the Paralympic Games in March 2014. Over the past few years the city has been completely transformed with new sporting facilities, housing and transportation interchanges being constructed. Russian Railways, one of the largest companies in the country, could not ignore this main sporting event and we have contributed to the infrastructure of Sochi to help support the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

JSC Russian Railways and the EBRD have agreed to cooperate in the modernization of railway infrastructure

Rail industry news / 20 June 2013 /

Russian Railways and the EBRD signed a memorandum of understanding…

First high-speed rail mainline in Russia to connect Moscow and Kazan

Rail industry news / 28 May 2013 /

“High-speed rail equipment, its infrastructure are absolute 21st century elements…”

Russian Railways’ rolling stock investments

Issue 3 2013 / 23 May 2013 /

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.

Russian Railways, Siemens and Sinara Group sign cooperation agreement on railway and power engineering

Rail industry news / 8 April 2013 /

A strategic cooperation agreement on manufacturing locomotives has been signed…

High Speed Rail supplement 2012 (free to view)

Issue 3 2012, Supplements / 8 June 2012 /

This free to view High Speed Rail supplement is sponsored by Vossloh, Talgo and Walenberg Rail Assessment:
Russia’s future high-speed plans (Vladimir Yakunin, President, Russian Railways)
Fast forwarding to a high-speed future (Alistair Gordon, CEO, Keolis UK)
Show Preview: UIC HIGHSPEED 2012

2014 Winter Olympics construction projects of Russian Railways

Issue 3 2012 / 8 June 2012 /

In February 2010, Russian Railways and the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee signed a partnership agreement, which gave Russian Railways official status as the general partner of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Organising such a major event necessitates a high level of arrangements, and transport accessibility plays one of the key roles.

Within the framework of preparations for the XXII Olympic Winter Games and the XI Winter Paralympics 2014, Russian Railways is playing a key role in creating a new modern transport infrastructure. The company prides itself on developing and carrying out projects that are unique, not only for Russia, but with regard to the world practice too.

In total, Russian Railways is constructing 157km of routes in the area of the Olympics. Regardless of the fact that most construction sites lie in the mountains with challenging engineering-geological profiles, Russian Railways is building 12 mountain tunnels, with a total length of 30km. The company is also building six infrastructure facilities, two of which are already completed.

Russian Railways and Transmashholding have concluded a contract for supply of 200 locomotives 2ES5

Rail industry news / 1 June 2011 /

Signed by Vladimir Yakunin, Russian Railways, and Andrey Bokarev, Transmashholding…

Reforming Russia’s railway network: final phase

Issue 3 2011 / 31 May 2011 /

The restructuring of the railway, which has traditionally been a natural monopoly sector of the economy, is an important benchmark for the economic development of all European countries. Russia too is currently in the process of reforming its rail transport, in line with a government-approved programme that has now reached its final phase. Structural reforms are carried out under the close scrutiny of the country’s leadership, and reform issues are discussed at government meetings every year. Ongoing reforms on Russia’s railway network are also approved by experts from the European Conference of Ministers of Transport.

Russian Railways’ financial results provide the clearest indication of the success of this restructuring process, which began in 2001. In 2003, Russian Railways was created as a joint stock company on the basis of the Railway Ministry, with 100% of shares held by the government. This brought a separation of the roles of state management and economic activity on the railway.

Siemens to build first regional trains for Russian city Sochi

Rail industry news / 26 April 2011 /

The first 38 of the Desiro RUS type regional trains are to be built at the Siemens plant in Krefeld, Germany…

Bombardier Transportation signs agreement with Russian Railways

Rail industry news / 13 December 2010 /

Bombardier announces new partnership in Russia with purchase of a stake in signalling equipment manufacturer Elteza.

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