The decision has been made: high-speed trains will be built in Russia

The Ural Locomotives plant, together with the Sinara Group and Siemens, is preparing to produce high-speed trains with speeds up to 360 km / h. The investment will amount to 10 billion rubles.

The company is expected to build 42 such trains. However, why do they need Russia if we don't have a single high-speed highway? Let's figure it out.

Earlier, the possibility of building a special route was discussed with China. However, the matter did not go beyond negotiations. The reason for the breakdown of the agreements on the construction of the Moscow-Beijing highway was the unacceptable conditions of the Eastern partner. The Celestial Empire was ready to fully finance the project, but in return wanted to become a full-fledged manager of the high-speed line and use it to export raw materials from Russia.

After that, we had several independent projects, which were not crowned with success. And so, on the eve, it was decided to build a highway between Moscow and St. Petersburg. At first glance, such a project may seem unnecessary and unprofitable. After all, Sapsans are already walking in this direction. However, it is not.

"Race" trains will run on separate lines and will reduce the travel time between cities to 2 hours. Most likely, most of the passengers will change to "race cars". As a result, the main passage of the Oktyabrskaya road will be freed up, which will be used to increase cargo transportation. It's profitable.

But that's not all. 42 locomotives significantly exceed the demand of the aforementioned line. Thus, the conclusion suggests itself that after the merger with the high-speed highway of Moscow and St. Petersburg, new projects will follow. Besides, don't forget about export.

In any case, our country has made a serious application to enter the club of owners of high-speed lines, and even with its own rolling stock.

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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 29 October 2020 12: 07
    It's good that it didn't work out with the Chinese. At the 7th minute, there is an interesting animation of the railway map, geography from Beijing to Helsinki and Rome via Berlin. Moreover, the track in Europe and China is the same. I suspect that if the project was successfully implemented, the track would be the same throughout the route, including on the Russian section.
  2. Hodor Offline Hodor
    Hodor 29 October 2020 13: 32
    A pointless waste of money and another cut a la Su_perJet100. It would be better to build airplanes for this money, only normal ones, not super_perjets.
    1. whitebeard Offline whitebeard
      whitebeard 20 November 2020 16: 55
      Don't worry, this "production" will be the same as with Swallows - basically re-gluing nameplates from a purely German Velaro, which after this "magic" procedure will become Russian Sapsans. And so - just a screwdriver assembly to begin with, so they will slowly localize it if there is a need. However, there is no big need, except for the MSK-SPB high-speed railroad, but even for this highway, several 10 of them will be needed because of the high passenger traffic in this direction, and even the screwdriver assembly is a little, but will reduce the cost of this expensive equipment
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  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 29 October 2020 14: 55
    The decision has been made: high-speed trains will be built in Russia

    -A total waste of money on ... on ... down the drain or ... under the rails ... -Hahah ...
    -In Russia today you just need to improve and improve the railway transport within reasonable limits and not bother ...
    -And Russia needs to develop (with its vast territory) aviation ... - "distant", "near", "local" ... - whatever: to launch whole series of heavy-carrying aircraft, to launch ekranoplanes; helicopters of various power (helicopters); thousands of local aircraft; airships ... yes, even unguided missiles, which in a matter of minutes could urgently deliver the necessary cargo and drop it there by parachutes ... mmmm ... -from Kaliningrad to Sakhalin ...
    - This is what Russia needs to develop if it does not want to lose its vast territory ... - And not try to play ape and create useless projects, cosmic value ... - Sheer bullshit ...
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 30 October 2020 16: 15
      I agree with you that Russian distances are not European, and on routes over 1000 km the train is no longer very good and will not be cheaper in cost, especially when it is 3-4 thousand km. For the suburbs of busy megalopolises, possible high-speed trains at distances of 100 km or more. (Trips to work and others) ... Copying what is good for a horse will be harmful for a camel, and Russia is Eurasia with vastness and distances ... Reliable and safe aviation for long-haul routes, for local busy routes high-speed will do. That is why there are economic and technical justifications ...
    2. candidate Offline candidate
      candidate (candidate) 30 October 2020 18: 33
      Increasing the speed of cargo and passenger flow for countries with a large territory and sea area is one of the key tasks of the economy. From the point of view of control systems, the speed of movement determines such a parameter as transport lag, which worsens the dynamics of the system, thereby limiting its capabilities. The problem of the development of high-speed transport develops into an economic one, and the use of transport that combines profitability of transportation taking into account the speed of cargo delivery.
      1. whitebeard Offline whitebeard
        whitebeard 20 November 2020 17: 03
        From this point of view, just the allocated passenger high-speed lines will not be profitable anywhere, except for the planned MSK-SPB corridor, and for the profitability of cargo transportation such investments in quality are not required, but the volume - for the same expansion of BAM - turns out to be large
    3. whitebeard Offline whitebeard
      whitebeard 20 November 2020 17: 01
      The development of aviation does not at all contradict the development of railways, but complements. For the same Sapsan at a distance of 650 km competes well with an aircraft in this direction, so that longer distances are profitable - it is necessary to increase the average speed from the current less than 200 to 300, then it will already be possible to "get" Rostov with Krasnodar, although the final all-season destination - Sochi - in this case will remain far beyond this "near-aircraft" time. But since such a speed will require a completely new dedicated highway, it will be too expensive in the southern direction, but there is such demand in the SPB-MSK corridor, so there - but only there! - it will just pay off. And all other directions - yes, are stranded at the moment, although the southern one is the most promising
  5. Semyon Semyonov_2 (Semyon Semyonov) 30 October 2020 08: 09
    can not be! (from)
  6. Xuli (o) Tebenado 25 November 2020 15: 35
    Between Moscow and Tver 183 km.
    The "Swallow" flies this distance in 1 hour 39 minutes, the "Sapsan" - 1 hour 2 minutes.
    Truncated. We don't need any faster.