An agreement was signed last week between Alstom and local bodies including Transmasholding, Russian Railways subsidiary NIIAS and the Skolkovo Foundation.
The agreement will lead to the creation of an engineering centre by the end of the year and joint development of railway signalling solutions based on Alstom and NIIAS technologies. The centre will be located in the Skolkovo technological cluster near Moscow and focus on the development of railway traffic management technologies to increase traffic safety using satellite navigation and digital communications.
The new signalling engineering centre will design and test the solutions for installation on conventional, high-speed and very-high- speed lines.
"This new engineering centre in Skolkovo will allow developing and commercialising cutting-edge Russian signalling equipment for all types of lines,” said Martin Vaujour, senior vice-president of Alstom Transport Russia & CIS.