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The agreements and contracts that emerged from the forum prove its relevance and practical significance

A number of agreements were signed today on the fringes of the Seventh International Rail Business Forum 1520 Strategic Partnership. Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin has announced that experts estimate the agreements and contracts to be worth 120 billion roubles.

An agreement on the development of the railway infrastructure for people with disabilities was signed by Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin, Chairman of the All-Russia Society of the Disabled People (a non-governmental organisation) Alexander Lomakin-Rumyantsev and General Director of OAO Federal Passenger Company Mikhail Akulov. Under the document, the parties commit themselves to pooling their efforts to ensure access to the passenger railway infrastructure and provide quality services for passengers with disabilities on long-distance and commuter trains.

Russian Railways and EvrazHolding signed a memorandum on long-term strategic partnership in the field of development, production and purchase of rails. EvrazHolding will complete an extensive reconstruction by replacing the rolling bed, which would bring the quality of rails up to the highest world standards and increase rail length to 100 metres. Russian Railways is prepared to sign a long-term contract for supply of rails for 2013–2017.

Russian Railways, the National Company Kazakhstan Temir Zholy and Belarusian Railway signed an agreement on development of the transport and logistical system in the Common Economic Space, its main aim being to achieve stable pricing by coordinating policies in establishing “through” tariffs and working out common services standards.

Russian Railways and the Russian Housing Development Foundation signed a Cooperation Agreement aimed at establishing long-term mutually beneficial cooperation in the development of transport interchange hubs. Under the agreement, Russian Railways will draw up and present to the fund a list of railway stations to be turned into interchange hubs. The Russian Housing Development Foundation will, within its competence, select plots of land in federal ownership adjacent to projected transport hubs for subsequent comprehensive development.

Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin and President of the Board of Directors of the Sinara Group Dmitriy Pumpyanskiy signed an agreement on production and delivery of TEM9N hybrid-drive shunting locomotives. The parties to the agreement state their interest in production and use of new-generation energy-efficient shunting locomotives with a hybrid TEM9N drive in the period through 2017.

Russian Railways and the Sinara Group signed a contract for delivery of TG16M two-unit long-distance locomotives for railways on Sakhalin Island. Under the contract, forty TG16M locomotives produced at the Lyudinovo Diesel Locomotive Plant will be delivered between 2013 and 2016. The locomotives are intended for 1067- and 1520-gauge railways on Sakhalin Island.

Russian Railways and Siemens AG signed a memorandum on development of a modern infrastructure for servicing and repairing passenger rolling stock.

Russian Railways, Transmashholding and Progress Rail, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., signed an agreement on cooperation in the production of a shunting gas-powered locomotive with a 1000Kwt gas-burning piston engine.

Russian Railways and Transmashholding concluded a contract for delivery of 10 two-unit long-distance freight locomotives 2TE25AM fitted with diesel engines produced at MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, Germany.

The Federal Passenger Company (a subsidiary of Russian Railways) and the Tver Carriage Works, part of Transmashholding, signed an agreement on long-term cooperation in development of new double-decker passenger rolling stock for inter-regional lines.

JSC FPC (a subsidiary of JSC Russian Railways) signed bilateral agreements on cooperation on international railway carriage of passengers, their baggage and freight with Joint-Stock Company Azerbaijan Railways and Joint-Stock Company UlaanBaatar Railway (Mongolia).

A Memorandum on Mutual Understanding and Cooperation was signed between the Association of the European Rail Industry  (UNIFE) and the non-profit partnership Union of Industries of Railway Equipment (OPZT). The aim of the agreement between the two major railway industry companies in their respective areas is to develop both associations and increase their role on the European and Russian markets for railway technology producers.

Traditionally, the key partners of the forum are JSC Russian Railways, Siemens AG, and Deutsche Bahn AG. The forum’s organiser is the company Business Dialogue. 

For further information, please contact the press centre of the forum organiser, Business Dialogue