9 December 2014 y.
ТVZ Sent the First Double-Deck Coach with Seats to Undergo Dynamics Tests
Tver Carriage Plant (JSC TVZ, a part of JSC Transmashholding) has sent a pilot double-deck coach with seats to pass dynamic test run at Belorechensk field (North-Caucasus Railway).
61-4492 model car is a new TVZ product that continues a product line of domestic double-deck rolling stock. It is made on the basis of coaches with sleeping berths built at Tver Carriage Plant over 2013 but differs to them essentially by appearance and interior design. No double-deck passenger coaches with seats have been produced in Russia earlier.
One of key distinguishing features of new rolling stock is a changed shape of side wall and radial windows. Interior design of a coach is created in cooperation with leading Italian industrial and transport design company ItalDesign-Giugiaro. However, share of domestic components is above 90%.
A new coach is equipped with air conditioning system, eco-friendly toilets, Wi-Fi access, display boards and energy-saving lamps. Coaches have hangers and a special luggage space. Air-tight gangways and slack-free couplers reduce noise and vibration while train running. Entrance sliding-plug doors with automatic steps enable passengers to get off both from high-floor and low-floor platforms.
Two types of coaches with seats are engineered: business class and economy class. Business class coach has 58 seats with 2+1 arrangement and a VIP-compartment with a convenient two-seater sofa. Economy class coach seats 102 passengers. Two seat rows on the first and second decks are arranged vis-à-vis.
After all test cycles and receipt of a compliance certificate, Tver Carriage Plant will deliver 15 double-deck coaches with seats to Federal Passenger Company: five business class coaches and ten economy class coaches. It is anticipated that the first shipment will take place in the second quarter of 2015.