Russian Railways and Polish concern PESA sign contract to manufacture and deliver 611M railcars
Russian Railways and the Polish concern PESA Bydgoszcz SA have signed a contract for the manufacture and delivery of the 611M inspection railcar. The signing took place on 12 October 2011 during the 9 International Railway Fair TRAKO 2011, which was being held in the Polish city of Gdansk.
The railcar is designed to carry out inspections of the infrastructure of Russia’s railways. In service, the railcar can reach a maximum speed on railway lines of 160 kph and can operate in outside air temperatures ranging from -40⁰C to +40⁰C. The railcar has an observation room, conference room, sanitary unit, kitchen, office and service compartment.
The 611M railcar will be equipped with a passive safety system to reduce the risk to the life and health of personnel during emergency collisions with obstacles, a satellite navigation system, satellite communications, 2 MHz hectometre and VHF (160 MHz) 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 is due come into operation in 2013.