Friday, September 21, 2018

Aeroexpress completes first stage of construction at Ilich depot

Aeroexpress recently completed first-stage construction on its Ilich depot, which began to self-service operated rolling stock for 24 trains--a project estimated to cost approximately $34.56 million.

The company will begin a two-tier service for Swiss manufacturer Stadler in 2015. Aeroexpress, which is partly owned by Uzbek mogul Iskander Makhmudov, rented the depot last February for the maintenance and repair of rolling stock. The reconstruction of the depot involved a full renovation, including insulation of the roof, fitted low-emissivity glass, wall insulation, replacing window and door frames and a ventilated facade.

The company also completely replaced all networks and crane equipment at the pit, where they also performed landscaping of the adjacent territory.

Construction of the second stage will be completed in 2014, after which the depot will be able to serve a two-level rolling stock. The company also has plans to install a retractable ramp for access to a catenary jacking system that will raise multiple cars at once.