13 January 2015 y.

OEVRZ Overhauls Rail Buses

Octyabryskiy Electric Railway Car Repair Plant (OEVRZ, Saint-Petersburg, a part of JSC Transmashholding) completed overhaul of two rail buses RA1 and RA2, commuter and urban rolling stock, produced by JSC Metrowagonmash and delivered to a customer, JSC Russian Railways. Like this, the plant develops a new business activity – overhaul of rail buses. 

Rail buses built in 2007 were sent to OEVRZ for the first scheduled overhaul. Solutions applied contributed to more aesthetic appearance of a car, as well as improved ergonomics and operating performance. 

The overhaul included painting in RZD brand colors with advanced materials resistant to any so called graffito - illegal signatures and advertisement. The plant experts renewed undercarriage as well. A saloon has a new floor covering and is fitted with up-to-date comfortable seats. Rail buses are equipped with new energy saving LED lamps.

The overhauled RA1 and RA2 are expected to be put into service on Octyabryskaya Railway. 

A pilot project of rail buses overhaul gave OEVRZ specialists an opportunity to gain new competencies for maintenance of diesel engines fitted on buses. 

A successful completion of the first order for rail buses overhaul made it possible for the plant to expand its capacity for railway machinery maintenance.