First Russian freight cars for Azerbaijan
The first Russian 25 t axle load bogies railcars, manufactured by UWC, are ready to run along Azerbaijan’s railways.
Forty hopper cars designed for the transportation of grain and grain mill products will be shipped to operator Soyuzkontakt-Trans by the end of Q2 2020, while 18 flat cars for the transportation of timber will be taken to operator ATU TRANS over the same period, with five box cars to arrive by the end of Q3.
The design of the ordered hopper freight cars allows the transportation of up to 5-6 t additional freight compared to standard cars, and the flat cars can be loaded with as much as 30–40% in additional freight compared to standard models. (ben)