United Wagon Company to open railcar service centre in Estonia


Research and Production Corporation United Wagon Company (RPC UWC) is planning to open a service centre in Estonia under its warranty and post-warranty service provision for its new generation of railcars.

The opening of the service centre will allow RPC UWC to carry out repairs to the cargo fleet operating in the Baltic States from the AS Valga Depot in Estonia, a Skinest Rail-owned facility.

United Wagon Company Technological Development Deputy CEO Dmitry Losev said: “We began building a service network even before our first car had entered service. We believe that technical service is integral to our products and that it is our duty to provide it.

“We put special emphasis on a comprehensive, all-inclusive approach, which includes adaptation of railcar depots for servicing work, and for running and scheduled repairs, as well as close cooperation with infrastructure providers and customers.

"We put special emphasis on a comprehensive, all-inclusive approach, which includes adaptation of railcar depots for servicing work, and for running and scheduled repairs."

“That is the basis on which we are developing our railcar servicing network, with gradual expansion of its geography.”

The new Valga Depot service centre has the necessary documentation, along with stocks parts and aggregates, to conduct repair work on railcars fitted with 18-9855 bogies (25 tf).

Employees from the new service centre have completed a training course regarding the maintenance and repair of new railcars, which has been specially designed by UWC.

Valga Depot director Oleg Nikolaev noted that the company can deliver aggregates and parts to any location in the Baltic States within 48 hours. from the Valga Depo service centre.

The UWC network currently comprises 61 service centres and 6 training facilities across Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Estonia.