In Moscow within the congress of regional journalists the senior vice president of «Russian Railways» Valentine Gapanovich informed that soon cargo trains on gas fuel would make trips in Yamal, Tyumen Oblast and Yugra.
As the state TV and radio company «Vesti Yamala» informs, it is planned to develop this project on Sverdlovsk Railway. Now 40 such locomotives are being purchased. Transfer of rolling stock to gas motor fuel will significantly reduce cost of transportations and amount of harmful emissions into the atmosphere.
As we should note, this June within the international economic forum the head of Gazprom Aleksey Miller and the president of «Russian Railways» Vladimir Yakunin signed the agreement about cooperation on use of gas as fuel for railroad transport.
According to the document, «Russian Railways» are entrusted with coordination of work on creation of gas locomotives, modernization of production and technical base of organizations, which exploit rolling stock, and also education of personnel. Gazprom is responsible for building of gas refueling infrastructure.