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About Institute

Institute with a century-old history
1918
1932
1937
1942
1944
1968
1972
1994
2012
2018
2021
April 18th is the birthday of VNIIZHT: Launch of the Experimental Institute of Railways capable of solving actual problems of railways and engaged in the development of their technical means
1918
April 18th is the birthday of VNIIZHT: Launch of the Experimental Institute of Railways capable of solving actual problems of railways and engaged in the development of their technical means
1932
Construction of the Test Loop of JSC VNIIZHT in the Sherbinka, Moscow. Professor N.Belokon directed it
Unique development — ALSN is a train control system, meaning Continuous Automatic Train Signalling (ALSN VNIIZHT). The system was awarded with the diploma of the Grand Prix at the World Exhibition in Paris
1937
Unique development — ALSN is a train control system, meaning Continuous Automatic Train Signalling (ALSN VNIIZHT). The system was awarded with the diploma of the Grand Prix at the World Exhibition in Paris
1942
The first issue of the scientific journal «Vestnik VNIIZHT» has been published
1944
A postgraduate course has been opened to train the scientific personnel necessary for the reconstruction and further development of rail transport
1968
The Belorechenskaya — Maykop high-speed test site has been launched for research in the field of high-speed traffic
Under the leadership of Boris Marchuk developed and for the first time implemented the ACS EXPRESS — an automated control system for passenger seats reservation, ticket sales designed for booking seats on long-distance trains
1972
Under the leadership of Boris Marchuk developed and for the first time implemented the ACS EXPRESS — an automated control system for passenger seats reservation, ticket sales designed for booking seats on long-distance trains
1994
VNIIZHT became a member of the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA)
2012
Researchers of VNIIZHT were awarded the Global Prize of the International Union of Railways in the field of railway research and innovation for the ELBRUS Project (Traffic Simulation System)
2018
The Institute celebrated its 100th anniversary
In 2021, the 50th anniversary of the International Railway Exhibition, which was held for the first time at the Test-loop of VNIIZHT in 1971 and became a landmark international event for the transport industry in Eurasia
2021
In 2021, the 50th anniversary of the International Railway Exhibition, which was held for the first time at the Test-loop of VNIIZHT in 1971 and became a landmark international event for the transport industry in Eurasia
Geography of projects
USA
Representation of the position and interests of JSC Russian Railways in the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA). Participation in projects for the publication of scientific reference literature and reports on the development of the heavy haul movement in the world
France
Participation in the work of the International Union of railways (UIC), its working bodies and interest groups. Execution of contracts for scientific research commissioned by the UIC
Germany
Joint projects in the field of research of technologies of «digital twins» of rolling stock and infrastructure
India
Consulting on the organization of research institutes for the development of heavy haul traffic and other areas of railway transport
Baltic States
Development of the passenger complex management system — ASC EXPRESS International
Hungary
Cooperation in the field of development of digital diagnostic technologies and accelerated freight transportation
Switzerland
Welding technology development projects
Norway
Projects in the field of research of paint coatings and ground coatings
Denmark
Projects in the field of research of paint coatings and ground coatings
People’s Republic of China
Experience sharing projects with the China Academy of Railway Sciences (CARS)
Republic of Korea
Joint projects with Korean Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) on the development of universal platform for freight car (gauge change system)
Mongolia
Projects in the field of railway infrastructure technologies development
CIS region
Development of the passenger complex management system — ASC EXPRESS International
Australia
Projects in the field of reserch and technical cooperation
Sergey Vinogradov
Office of Director General
Sergey Vinogradov
Director General of JSC VNIIZHT

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