New Diesel Railcars for Moscow Rail

Next year, Russian State Railways will introduce a new generation of three-car diesel railcars in Moscow. For this project, Voith Turbo will deliver a total of 65 turbo transmissions to the Russian company Metrowagonmasch where these railcars are built. The first 36 transmissions type T 211 re.3 + KB 190 will be delivered in the first half of the year. Another 29 units type T 211 re.4 + KB 190 will follow in the second half.

The Voith turbo transmissions will be installed at MTU Friedrichshafen into so-called Powerpacks. The Russian manufacturer Metrowagonmasch will then deliver all of the vehicles to Russian State Railways. A total of 80 of these Powerpacks with T 211 re.3 + KB 190, installed in two-car Metrowagonmasch vehicles have been in operation in Hungary for three years.

Moreover, test runs with two prototype vehicles of the new three-car vehicle generation of Metrowagonmasch with Voith Turbo transmissions have been successfully concluded. The three-car diesel railcars with 65 Voith turbo transmissions are all destined for the Moscow Ring.

Voith Turbo, the specialist for hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems for road, rail and industrial applications, as well as for ship propulsion systems is a Group Division of Voith.

Voith sets standards worldwide for papermaking technology, power transmission, energy technology, and industrial services. Voith was founded on January 1st, 1867. With approximately 24,000 employees, annual sales of € 3.3 billion and over 200 locations worldwide, Voith is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.

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