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JSC "VNIIZhT" (Railway Research Institute)
Scientific research, design and engineering development, railway technic and technology tests, expertise, production, consulting, conversion, conversion of scientific personnel

About our Institute

JSC "VNIIZHT" is the largest scientific center of the railway industry in the field of scientific-research and design developments. It can carry out the whole range of certification tests.

The Institute was founded in 1918 and in 2008 it was transformed into JSC "VNIIZHT" — a subsidiary of JSC "RZD".

Scientists of JSC "VNIIZHT» actively participate in solving of various important matters of the railway sector. 20 scientific divisions and centers, including 53 laboratories, implement а wide range of research works in all areas of railway transport: infrastructure, rolling stock, wheel-rail interaction system, transport material engineering, complex issues of network development, corporate economy, ecology and labor protection.

The core competences of the institute are:

• development and modernization of rolling stock, systems of its operation and repair:

• development of track design, energy engineering and power supply devices and the system of their operation and repair;

• material science for transport, welding;

• organization of passenger traffic and service;

• organization of high speed passenger traffic;

• organization of heavy haul operation;

• studies of  train-track interaction;

• railway transporteconomy;

• Certification tests, metrology and standardization оп the railway transport.

А complex of tests comprises the following:

• laboratory and bench tests of components and designs;

• field tests with the speeds up to 120 km/h оп the Test Loop (Scherblnka station);

• field tests with the speeds up to 200 km/h оп the high-speed test site (Belorechenskaya station).

The total number of employees (including branches) is more than 1700 people, including 34 doctors of Sciences and 154 candidates of Sciences.