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Latest rolling stock procurements and supplies: Wagon Pars, CRRC, TMH, UBTZ

12 February 2024
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Rendering of the CRRC train for Indonesia
Rendering of the CRRC train for Indonesia. Source: ShanghaiEye
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Brief overview of key events and news in the rail rolling stock markets.

🇲🇿  The country’s state-owned company CFM, which oversees the railway system and associated ports, plans to buy ten 2.4 MW diesel locomotives, 300 box cars and 120 tank containers. The $40 mln for the purchase will be provided by the African Development Bank. The new fleet will be designed to meet the needs of freight traffic on the 88 km Ressano Garcia Line, which connects the port of Maputo with the border with South Africa.

🇮🇷  The national operator, Islamic Republic of Iran Railways, received 15 locomotives (10 new and 5 refurbished), 25 passenger cars (2 new and 23 refurbished) and 645 freight cars at the beginning of the year. The rolling stock was produced by local manufacturers, including Wagon Pars, part of Mapna, and Taam Locomotive Arya. According to Iranian media, the value of the deliveries may reach $67.7 mln.

The metro train in Brazilia The metro train in Brazilia. Source:

🇧🇷 Brazilia Metro has requested BRL 900 mln ($180.6 mln) from the Brazilian Development Bank to buy 15 metro trains. There are also plans to purchase a new signalling system for the metro for BRL 400 mln ($80.2 mln).

🇮🇩 CRRC has signed a contract for the supply of three 12-car commuter trains in 2025. Each train will carry 3,400 passengers and have a maximum speed of 120 km/h. This is the second contract of the manufacturer in the country, following the delivery of 11 CR400AF high-speed trains.

🇲🇳 Ulaanbataar Railway Bureau (UBTZ, 50% owned by Russian Railways) will receive five locomotives from Russia, according to the operator’s press office. The rolling stock will be delivered to the country in the first half of the year. More than half of UBTZ’s fleet now consists of TMH locomotives.

The SM-7N snow clearing train for Olenegorsk Mining and Processing Plant The SM-7N snow clearing train for Olenegorsk Mining and Processing Plant. Source: TMH

🇷🇺 Transmash plant, part of TMH, Russia, has delivered one SM-7N snow clearing train to Olenegorsk Mining and Processing Plant, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest steel makers Severstal, Russia, after successful acceptance tests. The contract for delivery was signed in December 2023.

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