20 new TMH metro cars were sent to Tashkent with support of REC and VEB.RF
The supply of metro trains is financed by VEB.RF, a state corporation that provides resources for the implementation of projects that contribute to economic development, and its member EXIMBANK OF RUSSIA JSC.
The rolling stock will operate in the Tashkent metro. 5 trains will be formed from the new metro cars. Another 20 cars will be sent to Tashkent by the end of the year.
VEB.RF and Tashkent Metro (Toshkent Metro Unitary Enterprise of the Uzbekistan Railways JSC) signed the loan agreement for the supply of 40 metro cars in April 2021. VEB.RF opened a credit line for 30.4 million euros for a period of up to 12 years.
Under the separate loan agreement, the project is also supported by the Russian Export Center Group. A part of the cost of metro cars, spare parts, and accessories is financed by EXIMBANK OF RUSSIA JSC under the separate agreement against the insurance coverage provided by EXIAR JSC. EXIMBANK OF RUSSIA JSC opened a credit line for 24.4 million euros for a period of up to 12 years.
In 2019, VEB.RF financed the delivery of the first batch of 20 metro cars to Uzbekistan (five four-car trains).
“VEB.RF has a comprehensive approach to the development of trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan and supports key Russian-Uzbek projects. A large-scale program for the reconstruction of the public transport system is currently underway in Uzbekistan. Modern Russian trains are already running in the Tashkent metro. In the fall of 2019, with the support of VEB.RF, Tashkent received the first five trains,” Daniil Algulyan, Deputy Chairman of VEB.RF, Board Member.
“Projects suggesting the export of engineering products are extremely important for the development of the NRE export and the economy as a whole since mechanical engineering is a key industry integrator that creates a multiplier effect for all industries along the production chain, from design and engineering, raw materials and transport systems to the sale of a finished product, its subsequent operation, and after-sales service. This particular project is a good example of how several development institutions allow us to implement complex projects and successfully promote Russian products to foreign markets, complementing and strengthening each other's capabilities,” Veronika Nikishina, General Director of REC JSC.
“Today TMH is one of the world leaders in the development and production of metro trains and cars. We offer our Uzbek partners a technical solution based on the most modern technologies, which has already proven its effectiveness by reliable operation in the Tashkent metro," Andrey Vasiliev, General Director of Metrovagonmash JSC.
Metro cars 81-765/766/767 series have been produced in various modifications since 2016. They are operated in Moscow, Kazan, Baku, and Tashkent. Metro cars are fitted with intercar walkways, ensuring a through passage, double-leaf sliding plug doors of 1.4 meters in width with external open/closed light indicators. The head cars have spaces for wheelchairs. Each passenger compartment is fitted with touchscreen information monitors with interactive search capabilities for the destination station, route planning, and travel time calculation. The passenger cars and the driver’s cab are fitted with video surveillance, air conditioning, and air disinfection systems. The windshield of the driver’s cab is fitted with a manually adjusted sunscreen, taking into account the peculiarities of the overhead railway. The service life of metro cars is 30 years.