Alstom in CIS

Alstom becomes the main shareholder of Kazakh EKZ 

Key References

  • Moscow Metro: between 2002 and 2006 Alstom delivered 40 ONIX propulsion systems.
  • Pendolino “Allegro” high-speed trains for the Helsinki-St Petersburg line (operated since 2010): 4 Pendolino tilting trains delivered for «Karelian Trains Ltd». So far “Allegro” has transported over 1.000.000 passengers.
  • EP20 electric locomotive (client Russian Railways): a fifth generation electric locomotive, currently the fastest in Russia, with the speed capacity up to 200 kph. Developed by TRTrans; 200 locos ordered. The first EP20 was officially handed to RZD on 30 November 2012. Commercial service started in 2013. EP20s are currently running on the Moscow-Sochi “Olympic” line. The journey takes around 25 hours – trains driven by EP20 are able to operate under both alternating and continuous current which allows not to change the engine along the route.
  • 2ES5 electric freight locomotives (client Russian Railways): the most powerful loco in Russia, able to run at speeds of up to 120 km/h pulling freight convoys weighting more than 6000 t. Developed by TRTrans; 200 «double bobo» locos ordered. Certification completed. 2 first locos started to operate in Siberia in December 2014.
  • Electric locomotives for Kazakhstan (client Kazakh Railways): developed by the JV EKZ created by Alstom, TMH and the Kazakh Railways; 295 electric locomotives (200 freight & 95 passenger) ordered and will be manufactured at the EKZ plant inaugurated in December 2012 in Astana. In particular, the freight locomotive KZ8A, one of the most powerful in the world, is already in service. The passenger KZ4AT has recently started the commercial operation on Astana-Kokshetau line. Both of them require minimal maintenance and, thanks to its modular design, provides high reliability along with low life-cycle costs.
  • First in Russia 100% low-floor three-section tramway is developed for the countries with the track gauge 1524 mm, in accordance with GOST standards, and based on the Citadis™ platform by Alstom. The tram’s design ensures an optimal integration into existing transport infrastructure and can be operated at temperatures from from -40 ° C to +40 ° C. One tram is currently in commercial operation on tram service#17 in Moscow. 4 other low-floor tramways are delivered to St. Petersburg. Alstom and TMH are building the joint manufacture facilities to produce these trams in St. Petersburg.
  • Supply of 3 metro trains for Baku metro (2015).

Ongoing projects

  • Contract worth 90 M Euros with Kazakhstan Railways on supply of 10, 000 point machines P80 over a 10-year period starting from 2013. Manufacturer: KazElectroPrivod JV (Kazakhstan). Almost 2,000 point machines have already been delivered to the customer.
  • Contract with Locomotive (Kazakhstan) for full maintenance, major overhaul and modernization of 27 passenger locomotives KZ4AC (ordered from CSR and Siemens AG) for a period of 25 years. At the moment, this is the first reference in maintenance for Alstom Transport in the CIS region.
  • Delivery of 50 KZ8A freight locos manufactured in Kazakhstan to Azerbaidjan Railways.  


Alstom and RZDStroy: in 2014

Co-operation to ensure innovation development in the field of railway transport in Russia and abroad. Main  areas: technical consulting, design of modern infrastructure facilities, expert assessment of the design documentation, as well as the management of infrastructure projects and "turnkey" projects.

Alstom and RZD International: in 2014

Co-operation in the field of international infrastructure projects, design of the modern infrastructure facilities, quality assurance and quality control of construction works, exchange of know-how and leading edge technologies.

Alstom and Promelectronika: in 2011

A JV held by Alstom for 51% to cover all the needs in the field of rail signalling with both on-board and trackside equipment, is underway.

Alstom and Skolkovo Foundation: in 2011

Partnership agreement to build key infrastructure for the Russian “silicon valley”, including urban transport, power generation, and electricity management services and to develop R&D activities including such such areas as railway signalling and information systems. 

Alstom and Transmashholding: in 2009

Acquisition by Alstom of 25% (+1 share) of the capital of TMH holding company in 2009. The stake was increased to 33% in 2015, through acquisition of additional 8% shares of TMH from the Russian Railways.


1975: Sales office opened in Moscow

2009: Partnership agreement with Transmashholding, acquisition of 25% + 1 share

2010: Creation of the JV “TRTrans”, R&D engineering centre, developing new rolling stock for the CIS market. 

2012: Creation of the JV “RailComp” for production of primary rolling stock components (traction system, bogies, etc.)

2012: Creation of the JV “TramRus”, a new Tramway Competence Centre to develop trams for the 1520 market 2012: Inauguration of the JV "EKZ" with Kazakhstan Railways and TMH to manufacture freight KZ8A and passenger KZ4AT locos. Based in Astana (Kazakhstan).

2013: Creation of the JV "KazElectroPrivod" (KEP), a 50/50 JV with Kamkor to manufacture point machines P80. Based at the Almaty wagon repair plant (Kazakhstan).

2015: Alstom purchased additional 8% shares in Transmashholding from the Russian Railways. Following the deal, Alstom’s stake in TMH reached 33%.