Knorr-Bremse Helping Develop High-Speed RZD Trains

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Source: Knorr-Bremse announcement

Munich, June 25, 2020 – Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles, will work with Russian national rail operator RZD and the Russian Engineering Center for Railway Transport (ECRT) to develop the next generation of very high-speed trains for Russia.

The trains will link the country’s largest cities at speeds greater than 300 km/h. In the first project phase, Knorr-Bremse will be contributing its holistic systems expertise to help assess the design requirements.

“As the global technology leader we are proud to be part of this seminal and prestigious mobility project for the Russian rail transportation sector,” said Dr. Jürgen Wilder, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Rail Vehicle Systems division. “Russia’s investments in state-of-the-art rail infrastructure underline the key role of railways as a safe, highly available and efficient means of transportation.”

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“Knorr-Bremse is looking forward to helping conceptualize the Russian very high-speed trains of the future, thus helping to provide people with even better rail connections,” added Harald Schneider, Member of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems and responsible for activities in the CIS region. “In the long term, we will also work with our partners to commercialize this next generation by localizing it for the 1,520 mm gauge area.”

As a project partner, Knorr-Bremse will contribute its expertise in the co-development and equipment of trains in the very high-speed segment. The company has technological know-how in the field of high-performance pneumatic braking systems as well as state-of-the-art heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for enhanced energy efficiency and passenger comfort.

Additionally, Knorr-Bremse has long-standing and extensive expertise in the field of entrance systems with increased pressure tightness for operation at high velocities.

The entire announcement can be viewed by clicking HERE.

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