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Alstom will take part in the "1520 Railway Exhibition" in Scherbinka

09/09/2013

Alstom will take part in the "1520 International Railway Exhibition" and conference that will be organized from 11th to 14th September 2013 in the city of Scherbinka (Moscow) on the territory of the Experimental Ring of JSC Russian Railway Research Institute (VNIIZhT).

Alstom Transport and its Russian partner Transmashholding (TMH) will showcase their two jointly developed products: new generation mainline freight locomotives 2ES5 and KZ8A, manufactured for Russian and CIS market.

The 2ES5 is a first freight locomotive of the new electric locomotive family designed by TRTrans, a joint TMH-Alstom engineering center. The design of KZ8A uses an up-to-date traction system developed by Alstom's technology, and the locomotive itself is produced at EKZ production site in Kazakhstan, a joint venture between Kazakh Railways (KTZ), Alstom and TMH. Both new locomotives are among the most powerful in the world.

President of Alstom Transport Henri Poupart-Lafarge will deliver a speech during the plenary session on railway engineering on 11th September and the panel discussion on the high speed lines as a factor for economic growth on 12th September. In addition to the high speed topic, other Alstom speakers will focus on standartisation and conformity assessment as well as on the light rail transport.

"EXPO 1520" is a specialised international salon of the latest advances in matters of equipment, technology, infrastructure, services and logistics in the railway industry. It is the only international rail salon on the "1520" gauge space.

The event will be held for the 4th time to present the latest locomotives, train cars, special railway machinery and technological equipment produced by Russian and foreign railway engineering enterprises. The key customers for these products are the leaders of the national railway companies of the CIS, Europe and Central Asia as well as operator and leasing companies, freight owners and carriers.

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