15 May 2014 y.
Transmashholding Delivered a Prototype of New Russian EMU
A prototype of EG2T EMU was presented at Tver Carriage Works (TVZ, a part of JSC Transmashholding); it is state-of-the-art development of TVZ and TMH.
The presentation was attended by Shevelev Andrey, the Governor of Tver region, Epishin Andrey, the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly and Korzin Alexander, the Head of the City of Tver.
EG2T is the first type of a new Russian EMU family built in Transmashholding that embodies cutting-edge technical solutions. Exterior and interior are designed by one the leading European engineering companies, Integral Design and Development that implemented projects on various European railways. The design successfully combines current trends, features high performance and meets safety requirements. EG2T EMU satisfies the most stringent requests of railway passenger operators. EMU model enables construction of modifications for speed range up to 120, 160 kph and up to 250 kph for high speed traffic in the long view. New rolling stock will be industrialized at facilities of Tver Carriage Works. It is anticipated that the first two EMUs will be produced by end of 2014.
“Designer of EG2T took all advantages of the best practice in operation of rolling stock products in Russian conditions over more than hundred years. It secured great reliability and maintainability, along with high comfort level. Engineering, operating and consuming features of the new Russia EMU are at least on the level of European manufactures” - Solovey Andrey, TVZ General Manager spoke for the innovative product.
EMU structure incorporates such comfortable requirements as highly smooth run due to pneumatic suspension technology and lowered noise and vibration level.
High-tech modular layout configuration ensures rapid adaption of car layout to different operating needs: EMU can be of urban, inter-city, regional type for passenger transportation to airports, etc.
The latest technologies contribute to increased EMU life cycle up to 40 years. Advanced engineering design, especially asynchronous traction drive, makes for much less labor intensive maintenance and extended overhaul life. Further, energy conservation equipment improves cost effectiveness. Designers of the new train gave a special priority to travelling comfort and facilities for disabled passengers. EG2T production start marks recovery of Tver Carriage Works and its enhanced competency in engineering and manufacturing of EMU cars. In the Soviet era, Tver site created intermediate cars for ER series trains. The site made an influential contribution to ER200 project, the first Russian high-speed EMU