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Russian Railways moving towards electrification; announces massive investment plan


Devdiscourse News Desk moscow Russian Federation
Updated: 15-05-2019 17:34 IST
Russian Railways moving towards electrification; announces massive investment plan

Electrification of its most heavily used lines and the withdrawal of diesel locomotives are among strategic priorities of Russian Railways.  Image Credit: Pixabay

Russian Railways (RZD), as part of its wider programme of electrification and reduction of emissions in Russia, has announced plans to increase its fleet of electric trains. RZD plans to purchase almost 1000 new electric locomotives over the next three years at a cost of around 2 billion euros.

Electrification of its most heavily used lines and the withdrawal of diesel locomotives are among strategic priorities of Russian Railways.

The number of train passengers in Russia grew by 3.8 per cent in April with almost 96.5 million people travelling through trains operation by Russian Railways. The number of passengers also rose 4.7 per cent during the January-April period.

COUNTRY : Russian Federation

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