Russian Railways, Tatravagonka, TransContainer Sign Bogie Development Deal

Russian Railways, Tatravagonka, TransContainer Sign Bogie Development Deal

Russian Railways, Tatravagonka and TransContainer have signed an agreement to cooperate on the scientific and technical development, manufacturing and testing of high-speed platforms mounted on die-welded bogies.

The deal was signed by Vladimir Yakunin, president of Russian Railways; Valentin Gapanovich, senior vice president of Russian Railways; Alexej Beljajev, chairman of the board of directors at Tatravagonka; and Pyotr Baskakov, managing director of TransContainer.

A working group will be set up to implement the agreement, Russian Railways said in a written statement.

Design documentation, production and testing of the bogies with an axial load of 25 tons, as well as the high-speed wagon platforms, will be carried out in accordance with Russian laws and regulations. Using Russian components will be a priority for all of the parties involved.