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An Expert's View about Rail Equipment in Russia

Last updated: 28 Feb 2011

Russia operates the world’s second largest rail network, with 85,500 km of track across the world’s largest landmass. As such, it has very high figures for commercial tonnage carried, number and length of passenger journeys.

Sector briefing Rail sector in Russia Why Russia? ? Russia?s railway system is undoubtedly fundamental to the Russian economy, with an impact on the growth rates of almost all other sectors. ? Russia operates the world?s second largest rail network, with 85,500 km of track across the world?s largest landmass. As such, it has very high figures for commercial tonnage carried, number and length of passenger journeys. ? The state recognises the importance of the rail network to the economy, seeing it as a strategic national asset. ? Co-operation with European companies in fields such as manufacturing of high speed electric trains, developing braking systems and implementing communication systems is key to developing Russia?s transport ? Russia is conducting feasibility studies into system, improving quality and efficiency building high speed lines to link Moscow and managing infrastructure. and other major cities of the country. ? The development of high speed rail is leading to positive changes in the See the UKTI website for general information manufacturing sector through the about Russia. The ?Doing business? guide development of high-speed rail. Joint includes an overview of the economy, business ventures Transmashholding/Alstom and culture, potential opportunities and other Siemens/Sinara have been created in order relevant issues. to overcome the lag in technology of the Russian machine building sector. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: rail sector in Russia With program development underway, 81 Opportunities stations are undergoing the first stage of modernisation. Despite its monopoly structure, Russia?s railway sector offers a number of excellent Energy strategy revision opportunities for UK companies. In order to Russian Railways plans to use a ?50 million pursue these opportunities UK companies will loan from the EBRD to implement a pilot have to be very active marketers and project to build railway stations using participate in Russian-language tenders. UKTI alternative energy sources. The company plans in Russia can help to facilitate this process and to build three such stations by 2020. Other assist UK businesses entering the market. projects include comprehensive innovative energy-saving projects (including introduction Intelligent transport systems of LED technology and hydrogen power), Integration of innovative satellite, nanotechnology in rolling stock repairs, communications and geo-information creating new materials based on ultra high technologies, intelligent railway transportation molecular weight polyethylene and introducing control systems are the key opportunities for alternative energy sources. UK companies in Russia. Satellite technologies Safety and security In the first half of 2010, Russian enterprises The federal programme of the Russian and their foreign partners started mass government envisages spending of £1.2 billion production of a new generation of receivers on transport safety, including railways, by which work with all satellite systems - including 2014. GLONASS, GPS, GALILEO and COMPASS. The total cost of the project is estimated at a High speed rail programme minimum of £8.7 million. Russia?s high speed rail programme includes the following objectives: Moscow Metro ? Manufacturing a new generation of fast Moscow City Government plans to build more and high-speed rolling stock than 50 kilometers of new metro lines by 2015. ? Choosing the routes for fast and high- Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin proposed speed trains (currently the priority attracting big international firms to participate routes include 16 destinations) in construction of new metro lines in the ? Ensuring fast and high-speed travel on capital, which may be worth up to 1.5 trillion the key priority routes in Russia roubles ($48 billion). ? Creating technical equipment capable of running fast and high-speed trains 2018 FIFA World Cup ? Training staff to work with high-speed Russia?s hosting of the FIFA 2018 World Cup trains will undoubtedly require huge investment in rail infrastructure development, including the Locomotive manufacturing construction of additional high speed rail links By 2030 Russian Railways (RZD) will need and station modernisation. Check the UKTI 23,400 locomotives and 24,000 powered EMU website for details of business opportunities cars built to international standards. In 2010- 30 RZD expects to spend £12.4 connected with 2018 FIFA World Cup. billion on locomotives and rolling stock. Russian industry is working with foreign suppliers to transfer Business opportunities aimed at UK companies technology and production know-how by are added daily to the UKTI website, including setting up joint ventures between locomotive opportunities in Russia and transport and electronic/electrical component opportunities around the world. These leads manufacturers. are sourced by our staff overseas in British Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates, Railway stations upgrade across all sectors and in over 100 markets. You The Russian Railways (RZD) investment can be alerted to business opportunities on a program envisages the modernisation of 332 regular basis by registering on the website. stations by 2015. Total planned investment is £725 million. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: rail sector in Russia Major events and activities Next steps - How UKTI can help Exporail 2011 www.exporailrussia.com British companies wishing to develop their Contact: Anastasia Badina business in the Estonian market are advised to Email: Anastasia.Badina@fco.gov.uk undertake as much market research and Date: 16 ? 18 March 2011 planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Venue: Moscow, Expocenter Estonia, with its wide local knowledge and experience, can provide a range of services to TransRussia 2011 British-based companies wishing to grow their www.transrussia.ru/eng/ business in global markets. Contact: Anastasia Badina Email: Anastasia.Badina@fco.gov.uk This can include: Date: 26 ? 29 April 2011 ? Provision of market information Venue: Moscow, Expocenter ? Validated lists of agents/distributors ? Key market players or potential Transport Infrastructure and Track customers in the Romanian market Machinery - Annual Rolling Stock ? Establishment of interest of such Technologies Exhibition contacts in working with you www.remputmash.ru/vystavka2010 ? Arranging appointments Contact: Anastasia Badina ? Organise seminars or other events for Email: Anastasia.Badina@fco.gov.uk you to meet contacts and promote your Date: September 2011 company in the Romanian market Venue: Kaluga This work is available via our Overseas Market ITS 2011 - III Russian International Introduction Service (OMIS), a chargeable Congress on Intelligent Transport service which assists British-based companies Systems wishing to enter or expand their business in www.pibd.ru/epibd overseas markets. Contact: Anastasia Badina Email: Anastasia.Badina@fco.gov.uk To find out more about commissioning this Date: 17-20 May 2011 work, or accessing other UKTI services and Venue: St Petersburg specialist advice, contact your local UKTI office. For details of events related to this country or sector, use the events search on the UKTI UKTI contacts website or register to receive regular updates. New export events are added daily. Anastasia Badina Trade & Investment Adviser UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) British Embassy Moscow provides grant support for eligible Small & Tel: +7 (495) 956 73 89 Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to attend Email: Anastasia.Badina@fco.gov.uk trade shows overseas. Damion Potter Head of Commercial Team British Embassy Moscow Tel: +7 (495) 956 74 53 Email: Damion.Potter@fco.gov.uk Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that information provided through this document is accurate, these Commercial Departments, UKTI, the FCO and BIS accept no liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements in such information and accept no responsibility as to the standing of any firm, company or individual mentioned. Any party interested in the goods or services provided by any company referred to in this material should undertake their own research and should not consider a reference in this material to be an endorsement of any goods, services or companies mentioned. Published 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: rail sector in Russia
Posted: 24 February 2011, last updated 28 February 2011

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