RZD developing maglev freight train

Russian Railways (RZD) is partnering with state-owned nuclear power company Rosatom to research the use of maglev technology for freight transport.

The cooperation agreement includes the creation of a 3-kilometre test system in the port of Ust-Luga.

President of RZD Vladimir Yakunin said: “We are talking about moving the containers as a pilot project, but it is not limited to the movement of containers in terms of handling containers will be transported by sufficiently large distances.

“When a technology is mature when they become compatible scientific ideas and their economic incarnation, then it will be implemented.”