RussianRailways "signed a firm contract with the German company Siemens for the supply of eight high-speed trains" Peregrine Falcon ". According to" Interfax ", the total value of the contracts to the cost of maintenance of trains is 600 million euros.
According to President of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin, the cost of a single train of 37.1 million euros (eight — about 297 million). Deliveries "Peregrine" will begin in January 2014.
The first contract Railways and Siemens was awarded in May 2006. Eight "Peregrine" cost the Russian side at 276 million euros, in addition, at the same time Russian Railways signed with the German company a 30-year contract for their maintenance cost of 354.1 million euros.
In the Railways back in 2010 stated that they are willing to double the number operated "Peregrine". Business media sources claimed that Russian Railways and Siemens have begun negotiations on further supply trains. In 2011, it was reported that the purchase of additional "Peregrine" is called, including the necessity of planned maintenance of these trains since 2012.
"Peregrine Falcon" on route from Moscow to St. Petersburg and the Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod. In May of this year in the Railways said that "Peregrine Falcon" became the most successful passenger project monopoly.