Andrey Bokarev and the City of Moscow sign partnership for the creation of a new transport technology park.
Already in charge of the complete renovation of the Moscow metro – through its subsidiary Metrowagonmash – Transmashholding has just signed a new contract with the Russian municipality for the creation of a Technopark where the latest generation “Vityaz” trams will be manufactured. Expected to be ready by the end of 2021, this €14 million project will contribute to the creation of over 300 new jobs.
This Technopark will not only house the manufacturing and maintenance operations of the new wagons but will also be dedicated to technical innovation. An ambitious project for Transmashholding and a significant step forward for the Russian capital in the field of urban planning, supported by Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin: “We have agreed to locate our tram manufacturing centre directly in Moscow, by setting up an innovative centre for the development of electric trains and the creation of automatically guided vehicles”.
219 million passengers per year
The Moscow tramway, an essential part of the Russian capital’s transport system, has seen an increase in ridership of more than 15% in recent years. It is now used by 660,000 passengers daily. This success is mainly due to the renewal of the tramway fleet and the upgrading of the existing tracks.
Every day, more than 600 trams run on 45 routes. Since 2010, the municipality has already purchased over 400 new cars, 300 of which belonging to the “Vityaz-Moscow” series, the latest generation trams co-built by Metrowagonmash.
“The delivery of these new trams offers good prospects for the city’s development. Less noise, more comfort. Meanwhile, we have rebuilt most of the tracks. You probably noticed it: traffic has become more fluid and quieter. And then the trams themselves became more attractive, quieter and more comfortable,” added the Mayor of Moscow.
The new generation “Vityaz-Moscow” trams now run on 15 routes in the city. Each week, they transport more than 2.1 million people.