The Russian high-speed train Velaro RUS covers around 500,000 kilometers every year. While outside temperatures in Russia fluctuate between –40°C and +27°C, semi-hermetic GEA HG compressors guarantee a constant temperature of 22°C in the interior of the Velaro RUS. So even under the most extreme operating conditions the compressors ensure safe, reliable operation and offer both passengers and train drivers a comfortable ride.

Russian high-speed train Velaro RUS

Tracks for Rail

The Velaro RUS has been connecting Moscow to Saint Petersburg and Moscow to Nizhni Nowgorod since September 2009. This high-speed train covers around 500,000 kilometers every year. The Velaro RUS, whose electric railcars are manufactured by Germany's technology company Siemens, has effectively reduced the journey time between these towns (in some cases by almost 50 percent).

The train weighs more than 650 tons and offers space for approximately 600 passengers. A total of 10 carriages create 250 meters of train length. The Velaro RUS has 8,000 kilowatts of drive power and reaches a top operating speed of 250 km/h. The aim, once the rail infrastructure has been further expanded, is a travel speed of over 300 km/h. Taking its name from the fastest member of the falcon family - the peregrine - the train is known in Russia as the "Sapsan".

Semi-hermetic commercial HG compressors ensure a pleasant climate inside the trains. While outside temperatures in Russia fluctuate between –40 °C and +27 °C, a constant temperature of 22 °C has to be maintained in the interior. So even under the most extreme operating conditions these compressors guarantee safe, reliable operation and offer both passengers and train drivers a comfortable ride.

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