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Russian Railways acquires 8 Sapsan trains
22.12.2011 17:18
Russian Railways acquires 8 Sapsan trains

The Russian Railwayshave signed a firm contract with German concern Siemens for supplying eight more high speed trains Sapsan. The total sum of contracts including maintenance reaches 600 million Euro.

According to Vladimir Yakunin, the Russian Russian Railways President, one train costs 37.1 million Euro (the cost of eight trains is 297 million Euro). Sapsan supplies will be started in 2014.

The first contract between the Russian Russian Railwaysand Siemens was signed in May 2006. Eight Sapsans cost 276 million Euro for the Russian side. At that the Russian Rail Roads signed 354.1 million Euro contract with the German concern for 30 years maintenance.

The Siemens trains Sapsan comute between Moscow and St. Petersburg and Moscow and Nizhniy Novgorod. In May this year the Russian Railways noted, Sapsan had become the most successful passenger project of the monopoly.

Author: Irina Fomina

Tags: Russian Railways     

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