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18 Sep 2019

Minsk Metro contract described as very important for Stadler Minsk

Minsk Metro contract described as very important for Stadler Minsk

MINSK, 18 September (BelTA) – The contract with the Minsk Metro enterprise is very important for the railway rolling stock manufacturer Stadler Minsk. The statement was made by the owner of Stadler Rail Group, President of the Board of Directors Peter Spuhler as he met with First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Aleksandr Turchin, BelTA has learned.

Peter Spuhler said: “The order from the Minsk metro system operator is very important for our company Stadler Minsk. We are proud of the fact that we have the first metro trains that we will ship soon. I am glad that our enterprise in Belarus did not just make them but designed them. Metro is a very important direction for us. We see prospects for shipping metro cars to the CIS market and to Central Europe.”

The new trains have automatic controls. “It is an unusual technology even for Western Europe. We are ready to demonstrate these capabilities in practice using the second metro line in Minsk in late November,” Peter Spuhler said.

According to Aleksandr Turchin, today’s meeting will focus on projects, which are already being implemented or are supposed to be implemented in Belarus. “The organization of a large-scale Belarusian-Swiss business forum in November is one of the important matters for me. Taking into account the rather intensive advancement of bilateral relations I set a high value on this event and would like to request your support with organizing it,” Aleksandr Turchin told Peter Spuhler.

The Stadler Minsk factory was officially opened on 20 November 2014. The enterprise is part of the Swiss company Stadler Rail Group, which has been one of Europe's leading producers of railway rolling stock for over 75 years. Stadler Rail Group also has branches in Austria, Australia, Algeria, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Czechia, Italy, and the USA.

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