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 Green Bond Framework

The Russian Railways Green Bond Framework is prepared in accordance with the requirements of Green Bond Principles 2018 and includes the following main sections:

  • Use of proceeds
  • Process of project evaluation and selection
  • Management of proceeds
  • Reporting

For more details on green bonds click here.

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Clean Transportation

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Green Bond Principles - Eligible Green Project Categories Use of Proceeds Example Eligible Green Projects Example Impact Metrics Relevant 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;

GHG\CO2 emissions reduced/avoided

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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 trains "Lastochka" falling within the Eligible Green Project Category of Clean Transportation from ICMA1.

"Lastochka" train

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Manufacturer: Ural Locomotives Ltd. based on Siemens Desiro design
The ES2G Lastochka electric train with asynchronous traction motors is designed to carry passengers on railways with a gauge of 1,520 mm 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;
  • Constructional speed, km / h - 160;
  • Rated voltage on the current collector, kV (Hz) - 3;
  • Main compositeness - 5;
  • Power, kW - 2 932;
  • Traction force, kN - 280;
  • Load from wheelset on rails, kN - 186;
  • Length, m - 130;
  • Width, mm - 3 480;
  • The number of seats – 368, 4 places for wheelchairs, 18 folding seats, 427 standing places / 326 seats, 2 places for wheelchairs.

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

Выбросы ласточки в сравнении

1 https://www.icmagroup.org/assets/documents/Regulatory/Green-Bonds/June-2018/Green-Bond-Principles---June-2018-140618-WEB.pdf

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


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