Moscow public transport opportunities

An Expert's View about Suburban, Urban Transport in Russia

Posted on: 28 Dec 2012

Moscow Administration plans to start a major overhaul and modernisation of its public transport systems spending over £44Bn on transport development during the period 2012-2016.

Moscow public transport opportunities in Russia Moscow Administration plans to start a major overhaul and modernisation of its public transport systems spending over £44Bn on transport development during the period 2012-2016. Market overview In December 2010 Moscow Government introduced its new programme “Development of Moscow Transport Infrastructure 2012 – 2016”. Under the programme some £4Bn were allocated to road improvements in 2011, with a similar annual expenditure planned for 2012 and beyond, totalling £44 Bn. by 2016. Total numbers of passenger traffic in Moscow annually attains 10 billion people with 80% of that figure carried by public transport. 19% of Moscow city’s budget 2012 (£6.5Bn) are to be spent on transport system maintenance and modernisation. The new programme offers new opportunities to international contractors in a range of areas. UKTI has therefore invited Moscow Transport Administration key officials to UK to meet with UK companies working in the sphere of urban transport development. Moscow Government formed 17 working groups responsible for different areas of the Transport modernisation: parking space, taxi infrastructure, metro, passenger rail, transport modelling, ITS and i-services, tariff solutions, road traffic management, transport infrastructure, truck logistics, public shuttle network, cycle and water taxi, LRT/BRT, management model, state companies restructuring, smart ticketing, MosgorTrans. Doubling the territory On July 2012, Moscow Government officially increased the size of Moscow by 2.39 times joining former suburban areas to the city territory. Today, Moscow territory is 255 thousand hectares. Expansion will take place in stages. Moscow Government plans to announce an international competition for developing the concept of the growth of the new territories of Greater Moscow. These territories will be connected with the Moscow down town by metro, LRT/BRT, and rail. Also the government plans to encourage people of newly joined territories to use public transport by contracting multi level car parking and garages next/under the interchange hubs. Land transport Annual Moscow passenger traffic is 10Bn people, where 80% are travelling by public transport and 20% by car. Strategic areas for public transport development: ξ Metro expanding (new lines and new stations) ξ Replacing old transport fleet with new (hybrid) buses, trolley-buses and trams ξ Construction of high-speed over ground lines (LRT/BRT) ξ Public transport management: priority lines ξ ITS implementation on public transport, Traffic Control Centre, Smart Travel Card ξ “Small ring” railway construction (100 e-trains daily) Metro Currently Moscow Metro is the 3rd world intensive transport system with daily passenger traffic of over 6.5 mln people, 12 lines and 186 stations. £1Bn was allocated in 2011 for Metro modernisation, i.e. new coaches, rolling-stocks, escalators. Construction of interchange stations and the replacement of underground ventilation systems are seen as high priorities for the following couple of years. International companies are invited to take part in these construction tenders. 53 km of new lines will be constructed by 2014 and 145 km and 67 stations more by 2020. New metro lines are due to connect Moscow with outlying suburban districts. New regulation systems for passenger traffic will be introduced by 2016. Key opportunities ξ Metro expending (new lines and new stations, interchange hubs) ξ Replacing old transport fleet with new buses, trolley-buses and trams ξ Construction of high-speed over ground lines (LRT/BRT) ξ Public transport management: priority lines ξ ITS implementation on public transport, Traffic Control Centre ξ “Small ring” railway construction (100 e-trains daily) ξ Smart card. Latest export opportunities in the Mass Transport sector Latest export opportunities in Russia Getting into the market Please note, once you identify a local trading partner in order to maintain the business relationship effectively you will be expected to: ξ Provide sufficient and clear information (preferably in Russian) about your company, the products and services offered; the price lists; ξ reference of successful operation in Russia or CIS (if available); ξ obtain your products/services conformity to the Russian State standards GOST; ξ In case your local partner does not provide equipment servicing, be ready to set up a Technical Service Centre or agree with an existent one Offer technical support/staff training (preferably, if the cost is included in further equipment purchase contract) to identify the investment need tailored to the type of products. ξ visit the market for face-to-face meetings (always with the interpreter) in order to have successful business in Russia ξ When working with state companies/governmental bodies be ready to participate in tenders in Russian and respond to within 2 weeks More about doing business in Russia Contacts Market intelligence is critical when doing business overseas, and UKTI can provide bespoke market research and support during overseas visits through our chargeable Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS). To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists in country - or contact your local international trade team. ξ Svetlana Bukanova, Senior Trade & Investment Adviser, British Embassy Moscow Tel: +7 495 956 7452 Email: Svetlana.Bukanova@fco.gov.uk ξ Olga Makarchuk Team Leader, British Consulate General St. Petersburg Tel: +7 812 320 3223 Email: Olga.Makarchuk@fco.gov.uk Contact your local international trade team UKTI Events UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows. Latest events in the Mass Transport sector Major Events ξ ITS Congress , 12-14 March 2013, Moscow, Russia ξ ElectroTrans 2013, 22-24 May, Moscow, Russia ξ City Bus 2013, 22-24 May, Moscow, Russia ξ Electronica – Transport 2013, 2013, 22-24 May, Moscow, Russia ξ MOBI 2013 (MOBI transport), 24-27 October 2013, Krasnodar, Russia Useful links More about OMIS and other UKTI services for exporters
Posted: 28 December 2012