Transmashholding has presented a new EP2D EMU
24 December 2015 y.

Transmashholding has presented a new EP2D EMU

Transmashholding has presented its new development: DC EP2D EMU, built by specialists of Demikhovo Machine Building Factory.

The train has been developed in accordance with the technical design assignment of the largest DMZ customer, OAO Central Suburban Passenger Company. It complies with newly introduced Technical Regulations of the Customs Union of Russia, Byelorussia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia and Armenia (Tajikistan joins the Union starting January 1). 

In the course of train design brand new technologies have been applied. These ensure for train operational effectiveness: power saving equipment allowing 20% energy saving, a powerful auxiliary converter reducing noise and vibration level in saloons and a crash system protecting head cars. 

Primary focus is on train aesthetic qualities and its comfort level. New passenger seats and luggage shelves, modern light lines, two-line passenger information system displays, saloon HVAC without air ducts on the roof are installed in passenger compartments. 

Saloon windows are made without rubber sealing (“pseudoglueing”). This solution allows replacement of the window (if required) within 2 hours in depot conditions (replacement of the usual window takes up to one day). 

The new EMU has a flat carbody and a new state-of-the-art driver’s cabin. The updated cab design with a detachable ladder secures for elimination of unauthorized climbing to a front wall and a roof. 

The train composition may vary from 4 to 11 carriages ensuring for train operational effectiveness at any route. Two or three-car trains are designed for low-density lines (due to head motor car availability). The train can carry maximum 2,866 passengers (in an 11-car train). 

This EMU platform enables for quick customization of train modifications for specific operational conditions. It is possible to develop modifications for long-distance, suburban and urban applications (e.g. MKZD). The train is able to operate both at high and low-platform lines. Development of AC EMU and diesel-electric train on the basis of the platform is being considered. 

Almost all construction elements are produced locally, thus, allowing mitigation of risks related to foreign exchange differences or foreign suppliers’ embargo. Localization is over 90%; in 2016 it will be close to 100%. More than 50 enterprises located in different Russian regions are involved in train production. 

At present EP2D is being prepared for dynamic testing at the testing ring of the All-Russian Railway Transport Institute in Scherbinka. Certification procedure completion is expected in 2016.