The history of railways, XXI Century
January 23, 2013 began operating the train "Swallow".
The first route, which will run a train "Swallow", became St. Petersburg - Miracles - Novgorod-on-Volkhov, St. Petersburg - Miracles - Bologoe.
Train tickets "Swallow" can be purchased for 45 days at all ticket offices that sell tickets for long-distance trains, as well as via the Internet. It should be noted that when purchasing tickets via the Internet is a discount of 2%.
Recall train "Swallow" - a product of cooperation of OJSC "Russian Railways" and "Siemens AG". It is designed for suburban passenger traffic on the railways of Russia, equipped with high and low platforms. Maximum speed trains will be operating 160 km / h. Operation of trains is possible at an ambient temperature of +40 ° C to -40 ° C without any restrictions, subject to the conditions of marine climate. Limit operating temperatures for the equipment security systems located outside of the car and opened without heating up +50 ° C ... -55 ° C.
Location of seats in the passenger compartment: 2 + 3.
Ablution blocks are located in the head of the train cars. Their design allows passengers with disabilities to use them freely.
In 2013 JSC "Russian Railways" launched a regular service to send express container trains "Transsiberian seven days."
JSC "Russian Railways" together with JSC "TransContainer" (subsidiary of JSC "Russian Railways") and LLC "VSC" (part of Global Ports) is launching a new regular service to send express container trains - "Transsiberian seven days" .
The project is currently implemented on the route from Nakhodka East Far East Railway Station Moscow-commodity Paveletskaya Moscow railway.
The first train consisting of 71 conventional wagon was loaded on the terminal VSC and shipped from Nakhodka-East 1 May 2013 in the direction of the station Moscow-commodity Paveletskaya, where he arrived on 8 May. The total journey time container train was seven days. Administration of the second train on May 8 was dedicated to the Day of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, his arrival at the station Moscow-commodity Paveletskaya - May 15.
Express container trains will be formed in Nakhodka twice a week, Wednesday and Friday.
The project "Transsiberian 7 days" started online service iSales, which is a system of sales services over the internet.
August 1, 2013 in the town of Mineral Waters was inaugurated passenger train depot and the presentation of the new double-decker passenger cars.
Passenger wagon depot Mineral Waters was built in 1935. Reconstruction of repair shops to service two-story rolling stock began in November 2010. When completed, the area of production facilities is 25.7 thousand square meters. (Previously - 2.63 sq m.). In depot supplied 1 thousand. 714 units of the latest technological equipment. Its capacity increased from 350 to 1 thousand. 300 passenger cars per year (4 times the previous volumes), making it the largest depot in Russia.
In addition, a unified depot repair facility for the new double-deck vehicles.
The first train, consisting of a double-decker cars will run since November 1, 2013 in the message Moscow - Adler.
The cars of the new generation are created using the latest technology, equipment and materials and are designed for use in areas of electrified railways of 1520 mm.
November 1, 2013 the first flight went double-decker train №104 / 103 Moscow - Adler.
On November 1, 2013 train № 104/103 Moscow - Adler will run daily composition comprising 13 double-decker cars. Passenger double-decker train set a special rate, according to which the cost of travel in the compartment will be lower by 30% compared to the one-story Trains on this route.
Double-decker cars were built using the latest technology, equipment and materials. In their designs by applying best practices in the field of passenger carriages.
The cars will be transported in one trip is almost 2 times more passengers than conventional rolling stock. Thus, the company provides new opportunities to improve transport mobility.
In terms of comfort and facilities of the double-decker cars meet modern conventional cars. Depending on the class, they are equipped with double or quadruple compartment.
In 2013 JSC "Russian Railways" has fully complied with its obligations under the preparation of the transport infrastructure to host the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
For 5 years JSC "Russian Railways" in Sochi implemented 10 projects. The first of them - cargo terminals for entering the region of building materials. There are unloaded to 14 million tonnes of cargo a year.
For the convenience of residents and guests of Sochi as an alternative to road congestion was built railway line Adler - Sochi Airport. During the Olympic Winter Games on this line will be transported up to 60% of the passengers from the airport.
To increase the capacity of the railway line Tuapse - Sochi, which runs along the coastline of the Black Sea, built 30 km of additional ways.
Stopping points Dagomys, Hosta, Matsesta and Sochi were reconstructed and fully adapted for use by persons with disabilities.
In the pension Cape Prominent built dormitory, which will also accommodate guests Olympics.
December 24, 2013 held its first trip shunting locomotive TEM19-001 with gas engine running on compressed natural gas.
The test took place at the site Golutvin - Karasev Ozersk branch Ryazan direction. The world's first diesel engine that runs on compressed natural gas. TEM19-001 locomotive with gas engines you plan to use at railway stations 1520 mm for the production and export of shunting work. Running the engine on compressed natural gas without the use of diesel fuel can significantly reduce the operating costs of the locomotive.