Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
August 5, 2009

Russian Sapsan Train Completes First Demonstration Journey

Russian Railways (RZD) has successfully completed the maiden journey of its high-speed Sapsan train on the Moscow-St Petersburg rail line. The Sapsan is a high-speed electric train of the Velaro RUS series and is capable of reaching speeds up to 250km/h. The train will allow

By cms admin

Russian Railways (RZD) has successfully completed the maiden journey of its high-speed Sapsan train on the Moscow-St Petersburg rail line.

The Sapsan is a high-speed electric train of the Velaro RUS series and is capable of reaching speeds up to 250km/h.

The train will allow passengers to reach Moscow from St Petersburg in 3 hours 45 minutes as opposed to the previous duration of 4 hours 30 minutes.

The train has been built by German company Siemens and is one of eight similar trains ordered by the RZD.

The launch of the train has also marked the opening of the modernised Metallostroy depot.

Content from our partners
Four principles to harness data for asset management
The green transportation revolution: An unprecedented opportunity to invest in the future
Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The railway industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU