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TVZ produces a batch of cars for the Russian Post ahead of schedule
27 November 2017 y.

TVZ produces a batch of cars for the Russian Post ahead of schedule


Tver Carriage Works (TVZ, forms part of JSC Transmashholding) has completed the contract execution for the delivery of 45 baggage and mail cars. 

The new rolling stock has already been shipped to the customer, VTB Leasing company, that according to a trilateral contract is to deliver them to the Russian Post on terms of financial leasing. 

The trilateral contract was signed on September 1 of this year and presupposed the delivery of 45 baggage and mail cars (61-4405 model) till the end of November. However, according to the General Director of Tver Carriage Works Andrey Solovey, the production capacity of the plant and its experience of manufacturing 60 of such cars for the Russian Post in 2015 - 2016 made it possible to fulfil the contract before its due time. 

“From October 1, 2017 the Russian Post’s own train started its daily journey along the route Moscow-Vladivostok and Vladivostok-Moscow. We plan to develop international railway routes. The new cars of domestic production will help us to significantly renovate our railway fleet that has about 800 cars. This is especially relevant during the peak season of the New Year holidays”, deputy general director for logistics of the Russian Post Aleksey Skatin has expressed. Andrey Konoplev, general director of VTB Leasing has commented the execution of the contract: “Our company has a big experience of carrying out leasing transactions of different degree of complexity related with rolling stock, passenger cars among them, as well as specialized technology and equipment for the railway transport. The use of a leasing instrument allows operators and freight owners to attract long-term financing and renovate their fleet of transport means”. 

The advantage of the baggage and mail cars of the new batch produced by TVZ is a possibility of applying them to international routes. The design presupposes the use of two types of bogies meant for the 1520 mm Russian gauge as well as for the international gauge of 1435 mm. This possibility gives an advantage over other baggage and mail cars during their operation on the railways of China the cooperation with which has been developing at a swift rate in terms of mail and freight forwarding. 
The carrying load of cars is 24 tons, it is possible to use an automatic loader with cargo of up to 5 tons inside the car. The rolling stock is equipped with an integrated monitoring system which allows to control the situation in the baggage section at a distance. 

Design speed of baggage and mail cars is 160 km/h, which allows using them with high-speed passenger trains.