Russian Railways has signed a contract with Polish company Pojazdy Szynowe PESA Bydgoszcz (PESA) to manufacture 611M railcars to carry out inspections of the infrastructure of Russia’s railways.

The railcar will reach a maximum speed of 160km/h on railway lines and can operate between temperatures ranging from -40°C to +40°C.

The railcar will have an observation room, conference room, sanitary unit, kitchen, office and service compartment.

The 611M railcar will be equipped with a passive safety system to protect personnel during emergency collisions with obstacles.

The railcars also have a satellite navigation system, satellite communications, 2MHz hectometre and VHF (160MHz) train radio communications, train radio communications using the GSM-R and TETRA digital standards, mobile radio using the GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTF/LTE standard, digital TV and CCTV.

The railcar will be manufactured at the PESA plant in Bydgoszcz in Poland and will be delivered in 2013.

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