12 April 2012 y.
Transmashholding presented new Double-deck Electric Multiple-Unit at “Passenger forum- 2012”
Head of Passenger Coaches Department of JSC “Transmahholding”, appeared at “Passenger forum-2012” and presented an innovative project of advanced regional electric multiple-unit with double-deck cars to professional community.
Multiple-unit is a state-of-art work of national designers meeting all current safety requirements. Trainset is equipped with 6 to 12 double-deck cars and 2 traction dc electric sections. Traction sections are expected to be produced at Novocherkassk Electric Locomotive Plant, while cars’ production and final assembly of EMUs shall be carried out at Tver Carriage Works.
Passenger coaches shall be made of saloons of 1, 2, 3 classes. Moreover EMU cars may have individual two-bed VIP-compartments with grand luxe seats, accommodation for a wheelchair user and its accompanying person, a bar-cafeteria and a large-sized luggage room. Cars shall have HVAC, ecologically clean lavatories, as well as modern passenger information systems. Train is designated for high-speed regional and city-airport transit at speed up to 16- km/h. Due to big passenger capacity and low operating costs electrical multiple-unit with double-deck cars shall ensure ticket cost decrease by 15-20% and provide for increase of rolling stock products competitive advantages as compared with buses.
Double-deck express trains are supposed to operate on the tracks connecting Moscow with the largest regional centers – Belgorod, Kursk, Orel, Tver, Yaroslav, Vladimir, Ryazan, Tula, Kaluga, as well as major cities with their airports. Transmashholding views Federal Passenger Company, suburban passenger companies and city-airport carriers as potential customers. Production of double-deck EMUs shall be commenced early 2014 as per current plan.