Russian Railways “Federal Freight Company” will launch trains with platforms for the transportation of trucks
One of the first trains will run on the route Kaliningrad – Moscow.
A truck or only a trailer is loaded on a special platform. A train with such cars moves on an accelerated schedule. In the near future mass production of platforms will begin.
Russian Railways believes that piggyback transportation can offload federal highways and improve the environmental situation. It can also reduce the likelihood of accidents and fuel costs.
In test mode, the company tested the transportation of a truck on a special platform from Novosibirsk to Moscow – the travel time was 3.5 days.