Cooperation with Patentes Talgo S.L.
Russian Railways is implementing a project on the narrow and broad gauge systems (1435 mm and 1520 mm) aimed at providing international services using tilting passenger wagons which are capable of changing gauge and manufactured by Patentes Talgo S.L.
An agreement on collaboration and the supply of 7 passenger trains consisting of 140 carriages was signed by Russian Railways and Patentes Talgo S.L. on 18 June 2011.
The trains are due to run between Moscow-Minsk-Warsaw-Berlin (3 trains with adjustable gauge) and Moscow-Kiev (4 tilting trains).
The two companies also signed a cooperation agreement on science and technology which provides for the mutual collaboration, design and operation of technical services, tests on new generation trains and the harmonisation of corresponding regulatory systems.
In addition, a framework contract was signed by the Russian Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport and Patentes Talgo S.L., which aims at adapting Patentes Talgo passenger trains to the 1520 mm broad gauge system.
On 12 June 2012, Patentes Talgo S.L. expressed its readiness to consider the joint production of trains at a Russian Railways’ enterprise and provide the necessary technology transfer, taking into account Russia’s high-skilled personnel and industry potential.
Cooperation with ADIF
The company ADIF (Administrador de infrastructura ferroviaria) manages the railway infrastructure.
The priority areas of cooperation between the JSC "Russian Railways" company ADIF are:
- exchange of experience in developing, implementing and improving the technology of rail transport in Spain and Russia;
- conducting joint feasibility studies and research in the field of construction of new or upgrading of existing rail infrastructure;
- exchange of experience in the field of joint development of technologies such as the automatic gauge change, motion control systems, organization of freight traffic, including the operation of terminals, as well as increased capacity, reduced operating costs and improved quality of service;
- technical cooperation on quality control of construction works in projects of construction and modernization of the high-speed rail infrastructure.
It implemented an agreement of intent on the establishment of partnerships in the form of twinning railway stations.