Ulyanovsk Region and Russian Railways to Continue Cooperation

Governor Alexey Russkikh met with Oleg Belozerov, Director General and Chairman of the Executive Board of Russian Railways, in Moscow on 22 July. The parties discussed development of high-speed passenger transport, rolling stock renewal and possible increase in the freight shipping in the region.

Alexey Russkikh thanked Oleg Belozerov for helping the company launch new double-decker carriages on the route to Moscow. He said, “We already receive positive feedback - this is a new level of service. We are going to introduce three new Orlan rail buses in the near future to replace the existing commuter trains. Rolling stock renewal and revision of the traffic schedule will create a base for the suburban railway system in the region, save time and provide residents with safe and comfortable conditions during the trip.”

This year, it is planned to launch two modern RA-3 Orlan rail buses along the Ulyanovsk - Inza and Ulyanovsk - Dimitrovgrad routes. Each one consists of three carriadges of up to 229 seats with comfortable spacious interiors with noise insulation, good lighting and modern seats.

"Development of the economy depends on the railways, and we have had good relations with the region for a long time. We interact in all spheres, such as passenger, long-distance and freight traffic. The railway is in demand in cities, metropolitan areas and industrial clusters as the most environmentally friendly type of transport," said Oleg Belozerov.

Among other promising areas for cooperation, the participants discussed opportunities to increase freight transportation to production facilities in the Ulyanovsk region, to develop transport and logistics services in the region, and to use products made by regional enterprises for railways.

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Currently, the Ulyanovsk region has 13 commuter trains. In 2021, they were used by 308.4 thousand people.