Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg welcomed high-speed train manufactured in Spain for Uzbekistan Railways
On the 14th of April 2017 the cargo handling team of JSC “Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg” (SPSP, a part of UCL Holding) handled Spain-built high-speed train TALGO-250 for Uzbekistan Railways, which arrived from Bilbao. The train was delivered to Ro-Ro terminal of the Second Cargo Area by m/v FINNWAW of FINNLINES ferry line.
TALGO-250 was handled as per “ferry-berth-rails” technological process: trailers loaded with railcars were rolled out to the berth, where the railcars were put on rails by “Atlant” and “Kone” gantry cranes. When all the railcars were on rails, they were coupled into one train.
The total length of the train is 183 meters; the total weight is 305 tons. TALGO-250 has two locomotives of 67 tons each and 11 railcars of 14 to 18 tons, 6 of which are of economic class, 2 of first class, 2 of VIP class and 1 cafeteria car.
After proper customs clearance TALGO-250 was tugged by the Russian locomotive to the depot of Metallostroy railway station for further tests and settings of equipment. When it is done, the diesel locomotive of the Russian Railways will pull the Spanish train to Uzbekistan.
It is the fourth time that SPSP is handling TALGO high-speed passenger electric trains. The first two trains were handled by our company in July and December 2011. The third train was here at the end of February of this year.
JSC “Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg” (a member of UCL Port – stevedoring division of the international transportation group UCL Holding) – is the largest provider of cargo handling services for all types of dry cargoes in the Greater Port of Saint-Petersburg. It operates several state-of-the-art multi-purpose terminals for handling of general and bulk cargoes, as well as specialized terminals for ro-ro and container cargoes. In 2016 the total turnover of the company amounted to 7.3 mln tons.