10 March 2016 y.
CPPK and Transmashholding presented to passengers new EP2D EMU
Central Suburban Passenger Company (CPPK) and Transmashholding have unveiled to passengers a new EP2D EMU developed and manufactured by Demikhovo Engineering Plant (DMZ, an entity of Transmashholding).
The event took place at Rizhsky Rail Terminal in Moscow. Mr. Mikhail Khromov, General Director of CPPK opened the event for passengers and stated, “We are monitoring passengers’ needs and expectations on a regular basis, and regularly increasing the quality of our services. And today we are happy to present and discuss with you a new EMU”.
From 2013, CPPK has already purchased 42 EMU trains and 1 DMU to refill its train fleet. The plans for 2016 cover the purchase of additional 20 trains. But for the state support program for suburban passenger companies, that includes zero VAT rate for suburban passenger service and compensation for infrastructure costs, such purchases would not be possible.
The new EMU train itself was presented by Mr. Boris Bogatyrev, General Manager of DMZ and Mr. Alexey Moguchyov, Design Director of the site.
The presented EP2D train included 6 cars. The guests of the event could learn about innovations integrated in the new train and its differences from the old generation trains currently in mass operation.
EP2D is a result of the plant vast experience and energetic efforts of a youthful team of engineers that managed to integrate in the train cutting-edge technologies ensuring safe and cost-effective operation of rolling stock. The trainset composition may include from 2 to 12 cars, thus providing good train operational flexibility at any route including low-density lines.
EP2D may be operated on lines with both low and high platforms. This train design serves as a basic platform for quick development of any derivation according to customer’s requirements, meeting particular operating conditions, including customized car interior for different comfort classes.
The passenger saloons feature new seats and luggage racks, up-to-date lighting lines; PIS dual-line displays; climatic system without roof air flue.
The train is equipped with a crash-system, and HVAC system with air disinfection function. New electric equipment offers up to 20% better energy efficiency. Power auxiliary static converter contributes into significant decrease of noise and vibration levels in passenger saloons. Redesigned driver’s cab has a removable ladder preventing train hitchers from climbing the cabin nose and roof.
New EP2D train is now prepared for dynamic tests to be performed on the test loop of Russian Institute of Rail Transport in Shcherbinka. As expected, the certification process should be finalized in spring of 2016.