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Velaro RUS – High-Speed Trains for Russian Railways

Munich, 07 June 2019

2019: Siemens Mobility awarded billion-euro order for high-speed trains

Further Information

2011: Russian Railways orders eight more high-speed trains from Siemens

Event Pictures

Start of production of eight further high-speed trains for Russia

On December 3, 2012 Valentin Gapanovich (center), Vice President of Russian Railways (RZD), Jochen Eickholt (r), CEO of the Siemens Rail Systems Division, and Ansgar Brockmeyer (2.l), CEO Siemens Business Unit High Speed and Commuter Rail, gave the go-ahead to start production of the eight further Velaro RUS high-speed trains which RZD had ordered in December 2011. In Russia they go by the name of "Sapsan", meaning Peregrine Falcon. "Our trains are symbolic of Russian Railways. They are fast, safe and reliable. And we take on responsibility for maintenance", commented Jochen Eickholt as production got under way.  

Start of production of eight further high-speed trains for Russia

On December 3, 2012 Valentin Gapanovich (r), Vice President of Russian Railways (RZD), and Jochen Eickholt (l), CEO of the Siemens Rail Systems Division, gave the go-ahead to start production of the eight further Velaro RUS high-speed trains which RZD had ordered in December 2011. In Russia they go by the name of "Sapsan", meaning Peregrine Falcon. "Our trains are symbolic of Russian Railways. They are fast, safe and reliable. And we take on responsibility for maintenance", commented Jochen Eickholt as production got under way.

Contact

Eva Haupenthal

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 89 636-24421

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www.siemens.com/press/velaro-rus