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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

Test center of JSC VNIIZHT

Test center of JSC VNIIZHT

Test center of JSC VNIIZHT – is the only research and development center with a track gauge 1520, which can carry out whole complex of certificated tests.


It is testing area for infrastructure and rolling stock elements and construction, 
providing an annual load of 300-350 million tons of gross per year.

The test center includes:

      More than 50 test facilities

      Test Loop (up to140 km/h)

      Speed test polygons (up to 250 km/h, Belorechenskaya-Maikop)

      Tests on regular railway lines

More than 100 railway technics are being tested on the polygons and branches of the test center.

Specific aspects of the Test center of VNIIZHT :

      All types of tests (from laboratory to field tests)

      From143 types of tests accredited 112.

 From 50 Safety Standard of VNIIZHT, 43 are written, including the corresponding test procedures (about 500).

Test Loop


The high-speed test site of JSC VNIIZHT