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General Partner

“Russian Railways” JSC is one of the largest rail companies in the world with huge volumes of passenger and freight transportation. The company has high ratings, qualified specialists in all the spheres of the rail business, extensive scientific and technological basis, project and construction foacilities, experience in international cooperation. 100% of the stock of the company operating the railways network as long as 85,5 thousand kilometers belongs to the RF state. Russian Railways, OAO performs the transportation of 1,06 bln passengers and 1,27 bln tons of freight annually.

Russian Railways, JSC belongs to the top 3 of the leaders of the rail industry of the world.

The major objectives of the company – to ensure the demand opf the state, legal units and the people in rail transportation, work and services rendered by the rail transport, as well as bringing profit.

Strategic objectives of the Company:

  • Increasing the scale of the transport business;
  • Increasing the production and economic efficiency;
  • Increasing the quality and safety of transportation;
  • Deep integration into the Euro-Asian transport system;
  • Increasing financial stability and efficiency.

Strategic Partner

RPM Group is a major Russian engineering holding company and a strategic partner of Russian Railways specialising in the design, manufacturing, repair and servicing of various types of railway equipment and instrumentation used on railways for construction, major overhaul and maintenance of railway track.

The group produces track cranes, ballast cleaning machines, machines for stabilising, tamping and straightening track, rail grinders and abraders, ditch cleaning and snow removal machines, and gravity shunting and marshalling yard retarders.


Every year OJSC “Research and Production Corporation “Uralvagonzavod”, leader in production of freight cars in the 1520-mm gauge domain, develops several new models.

At EXPO 1520 UVZ presents 5 special-purpose cars (tank car for liquefied hydrocarbon gases, hoppers for mineral fertilizers and cement, hopper with composite material body, flat car for timber and containers), as well as innovative cars on the 25-tf bogies, i.e. gondola car and tank car for petroleum products, and car hauler TMB-2.


CJSC “Transmashholding” (TMH) – is the major vehicle manufacturing company of Russia. It manufactures diesel & electric locomotives and rail buses, passenger cars and freight wagons, metro cars, diesel engines for different purposes, car casting. TMH performs   repair of electric multiple units, passenger cars and metro cars. The company is a key supplier of rolling stock for the JSC Russian Railways.


A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, taking in rolling stock, signalling and infrastructure, and offers “turnkey” solutions. Alstom Transport recorded sales of 5.5 billion euros in the fiscal year 2012-2013. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs near 26,700 people.


EVRAZ is a vertically integrated steel, mining and vanadium business with operations in Russia, Ukraine, the United States, Canada, the Czech Republic, Italy and South Africa. EVRAZ is among the top 20 steel producers in the world based on crude steel production of 15.9 million tonnes in 2012. A significant portion of the company's internal consumption of iron ore and coking coal is covered by its mining operations. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE. EVRAZ employs approximately 110000 people.

Sponsor of Registration

United Wagon Company incorporated in 2012 to manage Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant and RAIL1520, an operating lessor.

United Wagon Company’s aim is to develop an integrated provider of railway services, including the manufacturing, operating lease, engineering and maintenance of freight cars. Its strategic objective is to become a leader in the 1520 gauge region.   

Tikhvin Freight Car Building Plant was launched in 2012. It produces a number of freight car types on the basis of a new generation design of Barber bogie. A widespread introduction of these freight cars will help to set a new industry standard for Russian railway transport. At its full capacity the Plant will produce around 13,000 new generation freight cars, 90,000 tonnes of railway castings and 65,000 wheel sets annually.
Operating lessor RAIL1520 was incorporated in 2011 and has become a fast growing operator in the market for long-term leasing of freight cars. The company’s fleet is currently 6,000 freight cars. RAIL1520’s objective is to expand its leasing operation to 60,000 railcars by 2016 and to become a leading player in the operating leasing market of rolling stock in Russia.

The combination of a freight car manufacturing plant and an operating lessor, to be later complemented with in-house maintenance and engineering operations, will create a significant synergy and will help United Wagon Company to provide its customers with integrated complex solutions for railway transportation.

Supported By

Supported By

The Institute of Natural Monopolies Research (IPEM) is a Russia-based independent research center founded in 2005. IPEM activities are aimed at the study of present state and perspectives for the development of Russian economy’s natural monopoly sectors and associated industries in order to develop recommendations for existing problems solution and realization of branches’ potential.

Most of the Institute’s papers and achievements are related to the railway sector. Its research activity covers all the aspects of railway transport including industry’s regulation and reformation, freight service and passenger transportation, investments in rail infrastructure and rolling stock, railway industry. Fundamental scientific approach (there are 5 Dr. Sc. And 6 Ph. D. among IPEM experts) and wide research experience allow the Institute to be fairly considered as one of the leading transport sector research organizations in Russia.

Supported By

Supported By

One of the most successful services involves the selection of companies for the rendering of outsourcing services in the transportation industry. Partnership members arrange for outsourcing of the technical maintenance and repair of industrial equipment, electrical installations. Providing services for the repair and maintenance of industrial property objects, the washing of rolling stock, the cleaning of industrial areas, rights of way, and storage yards of rolling stock, the training of the regular labor force, the provision of all manner of security services.


Joint Stock Company “RZD Trading Company” is specialized in international economic activities and acts as a trade representative of Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways” on international markets. The company supplies subsidiaries of JSC “RZD” with rolling stock, as well as with other material and technical resources. The company’s activities are certified in compliance with ISO 9001:2008.

Today Joint Stock Company “RZD Trading Company” is well known for high competence, efficient business processes and reliable relations with producers and consumers of railway products in Russia and abroad.