Eligible projects. Clean transportation
in accordance with the Green Finance Framework


Green Bond Principles Use of Proceeds Example Eligible Green Projects Example Impact Metrics Relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Clean Transportation (such as electric, hybrid, public, rail, non-motorised, multi-modal transportation, infrastructure for clean energy vehicles and reduction of harmful emissions)

Financing and/or re-financing of loans relating to acquisition of electric locomotives or trains for passenger transportation

Acquisition of electric locomotives or trains for passenger transportation

Passenger-kilometers (i.e. the transport of one passenger over one kilometer) and/or passengers;

Greenhouse gas\CO2 emissions reduced/avoided




 SDG Targets:

11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all […]

9.1: Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure […]

9.4: By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable […]




Russian Railways project of high-speed electric trains "Lastochka" purchase falls within the Clean Transportation category within the Eligible Green Project Categories suggested by Green Bond Principles and Green Loan Principles standards of ICMA1.

"Lastochka" train


Manufacturer: Ural Locomotives Ltd. based on Siemens Desiro design
The Lastochka electric train with asynchronous traction motors is designed to carry passengers on railways with a gauge of 1,520 mm at constant (3 kV) or alternating (25 kV) types of current in suburban and regional transportation. The flexibility of the internal layout allows the optimal adaptation of the electric train to the various operation requirements:

Electric train type - ES2G Standard / ES2G Premium / ES1P (3 kV / 25 kV);

Constructional speed, km / h - 160;

Rated voltage on the current collector, kV 3 / 25 kV (50Hz);

Main compositeness 5 (ES2G Standard can be composed of 5, 7, 9, 10 or 12 cars);

Power, kW (3 kV / 25 kV) - 2 932 / 2 550;

Traction force, kN (3 kV / 25 kV) - 280 /255;

Load from wheelset on rails, kN - 186;

Length, m 129,2;

Width, mm - 3 480;

The number of seats in electric trains of the ES2G Standard series (option 1 / 2) – 398 / 328 seats, 4 places for wheelchairs, 18 folding seats;

The number of seats in electric trains of the ES2G

Premium and ES1P series 341 seats, including Business class - 12 seats, Tourist class - 329 seats, 2 seats for wheelchairs, 8 seats for staff.

 In comparison with car and airline transport, transport by "Lastochka" trains is associated with lower environmental impacts2.


1 International Capital Market Association, https://www.icmagroup.org/

2 Source: http://ecopassenger.org. Values are given for the route Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod