Double-deck Aeroexpress Train Prototypes to Be Shown at EXPO 1520
Sep 10, 2013
On 14 and 15 September 2013, Nizhny Novgorod’s NRing will host the sixth and the second-to-last stage of the LADA GRANTA Russian Cup. The Aeroexpress Racing Team is going to pa10 September 2013, Moscow. - The IV International Rail Salon of Engineering and Technologies EXPO 1520 will take place at the Experimental Ring of the Russian Railway Research Institute (VNIIZhT) in Shcherbinka (Moscow) from 11 to 14 September 2013. The Stadler Rail Group, the Swiss producer of railway vehicles that won the tender to supply double-deck rolling stock to Aeroexpress, is among the exhibitors to EXPO 1520.rticipate in a serious struggle for medals. The crew, comprised of Rustam Akiniazov and Mikhail Loboda, has gained 106 points, which is equal to the score of Sergey Shalunov from the Syzran Racing Team, the main competitor in the struggle for victory in the finals.
As part of the exhibition, the Stadler Rail Group will demonstrate a double-deck train prototype designed for Aeroexpress, which will surely appeal to specialists and visitors to EXPO 1520. This is one of the most important exhibition pieces for Russian consumers. The official Aeroexpress - Stadler Rail Group delegation is comprised of Aeroexpress CEO Alexey Krivoruchko, along with Peter Jenelten, Executive Vice President for Marketing and Sales at Stadler Rail AG and Matthias Stehr, Commercial Director for the CIS countries at Stadler Rail AG.
The Stadler Rail Group has become an Aeroexpress strategic partner after participating and winning the international tender in Moscow, and after signing the contract to supply double-deck rolling stock. Aeroexpress currently carries about 18 million people per year. The number of passengers is growing and the available capacity of trains running between the Moscow rail terminals and airports is insufficient. The new rolling stock, which is expected to service the aforesaid routes, will enable Aeroexpress to increase passenger capacity and provide travellers with even more comfortable conditions. The design of the double-deck trains for Aeroexpress will be based on the existing KISS trains. Light aluminium used in the construction of new trains will replace heavy steel, which is traditionally used for rolling stock. This will significantly decrease the railcars’ weight and reduce operating costs. The new trains will have a top speed of 160 km/h.
It is anticipated that the first trains will be put into operation in 2015. The entire Aeroexpress rolling stock fleet in Moscow will be renewed by late 2016.
The Stadler Rail Group is the largest Swiss manufacturer of railway vehicles. The company operates several plants located in Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Algeria. Stadler focuses mainly on the regional and commuter services segment, light rail transit, trams, and also the production of rack railway vehicles.
The Stadler Rail Group has extensive manufacturing capabilities, ranging from the development of transport means tailored to customers’ specific needs to small- and medium-scale production and the re-equipment of existing rolling stock.
The most popular among Stadler products are low-floor electric and diesel engine FLIRT trains (890 units sold), low-floor articulated GTW railcars (562 units sold), RSI Regio Shuttle railway vehicles (497 units sold), and double-deck trains (170 units sold).
Gradually extending the sphere of activities over several years, the company has widened its range with electric equipment and railway vehicles, thanks to which Stadler now has the opportunity to offer complex transport custom-developed concepts. Moreover, all stages of production, beginning with the railcar construction and ending with the final assembly of the rolling stock, is carried out in a uniform manner and under centralized control.
About EXPO 1520
EXPO 1520 is a specialised international salon focused on the latest innovations in the rail industry, including equipment, technologies, infrastructure, services, and logistics. This is the only international rail salon in the 1520mm gauge region.
The event is held to demonstrate state-of-the-art locomotives, railcars, special and railway vehicles and equipment that is produced by both Russian and foreign rail manufacturers. The key customers for the specified products are executives of national rail administrations from the CIS countries, Europe and Central Asia, as well as operators and leasing companies, cargo owners and carriers.
The Stadler Rail Group’s stand: Pavillion 1, Stand A08/1d.