Swiss firm Huber+Suhner has secured an order to deliver Radox cables for the series production of 54 carriages for new metro trains in a major Russian city.
The Radox cables received official certification in 2013 as it complies with the requirements of the Russian Railways.
Huber+Suhner Russia business development manager Alexey Chernychev said: "The project is a milestone for Huber+Suhner. For the first time, we have been able to use our foreign-produced rail cables on the Russian metro railway market for the series production of metro trains.
"Our work toward certification over the past few years and the wide range of tests have been rewarded."
Manufactured by a joint venture between Russian and Czech mechanical engineering companies, the new metro trains will use 30% less energy and also offer more comfort for passengers.
Huber+Suhner will provide a full range of Radox rail cables, including Radox databus cables and Radox signal and power cables.
These cables will be used to supply power to the lights and data transmission for information systems and these will be able to withstand temperatures of -50°C.
Prior to this contract, Huber+Suhner advised both companies on technical matters and supplied the cables for testing, the company stated.
In September, Thales Canada Transportation Solutions signed a contract with Huber+Suhner to supply trackside and onboard antennas and equipment for the New York City subway.
The equipment will be used to build the train-to-track radio network for trackside and rolling stock on the New York City Transit Flushing Line 7.