Manufacture will start next year on a new production line with the capacity to build 1000 wagons a year.

The wagons will be equipped with type 18-9836 bogies supplied under licence by Amsted Rail, United States, and using its motion control system. The bogies will have a 25-tonne axleload which will allow each wagon to carry up to 75 tonnes of freight while reducing track forces.

"Our partnership with NCBE is another important step in bringing new generation wagons to the Russian market," says Mr Vladimir Khoroshilov, Brunswick Rail's deputy CEO and director of business development "We have been introducing new wagons to the market for the past year, and we have clearly seen that such new technologies are ideally suited to the Russian market, as they substantially increase transport efficiency for our clients and across the industry as a whole."