DB and UWC extend car contract

Deutsche Bahn and United Wagon Company signed an agreement for the supply of 110 articulated flat cars for transport of heavyweight containers which will run on 1,435-mm gauge lines. Under the contract, the new cars are to be delivered by November 2020.
The Sggrs six-axle container cars have a length of 80 feet, a loading capacity of 108.6 tonnes and are able to safely transport ISO containers, tank containers and swap bodies with a gross weight of up to 36 tonnes in various size categories.
In 2018, the two companies signed a contract for the delivery of 160 Sggrs80 articulated container flat in the first half of 2020.
With the last contract, the Russian company will have to deliver a total of 270 freight cars.
In August, United Wagon Company has completed its 80-feet container car prototype sending it for TSI certification tests that are expected to be finished by the end of 2019.


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