MOSCOW, November 22. / TASS /. Siemens and Russian Railways have signed a contract for the development of a high-speed train for use at Moscow-St. The St. Petersburg high-speed line from 2028, Siemens Russia President Alexander Liberov said on Monday at a forum.
“In collaboration with our Russian partner, we are developing a new product, a high-speed train that will run between Moscow and St. Petersburg from 2028 with an average speed of 360 kilometers per hour. It is a serious speed, the same that a jet plane has on take off. <...> This work (on supplier selection – TASS) has already started. We passed the first stage, having signed an agreement with the Russian railways not long ago, and we started the development of the train without a contract, <...> now we have signed a contract and the concept of the train is already almost finished and the development begins, “he said, adding that the train will be produced at the locomotives of the Urals plant.
Russian Railways said in November that JSC Engineering Center for Rail Transport (a joint venture between Russian Railways Holding and JSC Sinara – Transport Machines) and Siemens Mobility had signed a cooperation agreement under a development project and production of new high-speed electric high-trains for operation on high-speed railways in the Russian Federation.