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Velaro RUS – High-Speed Trains for Russian Railways
Russian Railways (RZD) has ordered 13 high-speed Velaro RUS trains from Siemens Mobility and Ural Locomotives, a joint venture of the Sinara Group and Siemens AG. The order has a volume of around €1.1 billion. The contract also includes maintenance of the trains for a period of 30 years. RZD originally ordered eight Velaro trainsets from Siemens Mobility in 2006 and placed a follow-up order for an additional eight trains in 2011.

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

Russian Railways orders more high-speed trains from Siemens

Moscow, Russia, 2011-Dec-19
The Russian rail operator RZD has placed an order for another eight "Velaro RUS" high-speed trains plus a maintenance contract extending over 30 years. The order is worth a total of about EUR600 million. The trains will be built at the Siemens Krefeld plant and delivery is due to commence in January 2014. "We’re very pleased that RZD is once again counting on Siemens to expand its high-speed rail services," said Siemens CEO Peter Loescher, who, together with RZD President Vladimir Yakunin, today signed the corresponding agreements.
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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.

2009: Press trip regarding a test run with the Velaro RUS

High speed trains head for Russia by sea

Sassnitz / Mukran, 2008-Nov-13
DB Schenker contracted by Siemens to ship the new fleet of Velaro trains for Russian Railways (RZD) - The first crossing takes place today
The first of a total of eight high speed trains for Russian Railways (RZD) was shipped today from the rail ferry port in Sassnitz/ Mukran on the island of Rügen off the North German coast. The train ferry “Vilnius” will carry the train initially to Baltisk. From there it will be ferried on to the Russian Baltic Sea port of Ust Luga. The contract to ship the trains across the Baltic Sea was placed by Siemens AG, the manufacturer of the first fleet of Russian high speed trains, with DB Schenker, the logistics services supplier for Deutsche Bahn (DB AG).
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The fastest train in Russia comes from Siemens – Velaro RUS

Berlin, 2008-Sep-23
World premiere at InnoTrans in Berlin – Russia joins the club of high speed rail countries
Russia’s first high speed train, Velaro RUS, has been presented at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin. The vehicle’s traveling speed of 250 km/h means that Russia has now entered the high speed rail era. Heinrich Hiesinger, CEO of the Siemens Industry Sector, joined Vladimir Yakunin, President of the Russian railway company RZD, in unveiling three cars of the first train. The name given by RZD to the fastest train series in the country is “Sapsan”, which is Russian for “peregrine falcon”.
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Press Pictures

The Velaro RUS at the Siemens plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen

The Velaro RUS at the Siemens plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen

The Velaro RUS at the Siemens plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen

The Velaro RUS at the Siemens plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen

The Velaro RUS at the Siemens plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen

The Velaro RUS at the Siemens plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen

The Velaro RUS at the Siemens plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen

The Velaro RUS at the Siemens plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen

The Velaro RUS at the Siemens plant in Krefeld-Uerdingen

High-speed trains travel to Russia by ship

High-speed trains travel to Russia by ship

High-speed trains travel to Russia by ship

High-speed trains travel to Russia by ship

High-speed trains travel to Russia by ship

High-speed trains travel to Russia by ship

Velaro RUS - The fastest train in Russia comes from Siemens

Velaro RUS - The fastest train in Russia comes from Siemens

Velaro RUS - The fastest train in Russia comes from Siemens

Velaro RUS - The fastest train in Russia comes from Siemens

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Eva Haupenthal

Siemens Mobility GmbH

+49 89 636-24421

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