Industrial group Siemens said on June 1 that it will build two billion euros ($2.8 billion) worth of trains for Russia with its local partner Sinara.
A joint venture dubbed Train Technologies is to deliver a total of 240 regional trains under a preliminary deal that has been ratified by Russian officials, a Siemens statement said.
They are to be built in Russia starting in 2013.
Siemens said it estimates investments in the Russian railway system to be worth a total of 300 (US432 billion) billion euros in the next 30 years.
Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2011