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Transmashholding presented new EP2D EMU in Armenia
24 October 2017 y.

Transmashholding presented new EP2D EMU in Armenia


JSC Transmashholding made a presentation of the new EP2D EMU in two-car version to the Minister of Transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology of Armenia Vagan Martirosyan and the top management of the South Caucasus Railway. 

The presentation took place at the railway terminal of Erevan. According to the Transmashholding Commercial Director for Passenger Transport Development Alexander Loshmanov, the Company expects to receive the purchase order from Armenia for short version of EP2D EMU trains. “The train is very efficient in service – the EMU total cost of ownership during the life cycle of 30 years is 20-50% less as compared with the present-day Russian alternatives”, as A.Loshmanow states. “In addition, potential savings due to the lower costs of mandatory periodic maintenance and scheduled repairs are estimated to be 20 – 40 %”. 

The EMU complies with the strictest requirements applicable to the safety of passenger operations. The specific feature of EP2D is the possibility to make up trains of various lengths – 2 to 12 cars. In such a way it is capable of being operated on routes with different passenger traffic flow. The South Caucasus Railway representatives were interested in possible manufacturing of a two-car EMU version.  

In connection with the development of tourism in the republic, the South Caucasian Railway plans to purchase such EMUs next year. The management of the South Caucasian Railway believes that the procurement of state-of-the-art comfortable trains for the suburban operation will be conductive to strengthening the tourism appeal of the region. 

EP2D is distinguished by contemporary exterior of the cars (smooth car body, new front part). The EMU is fitted with the passive restraint system (crash system), HVAC with the air disinfection function, information system, pollution-free toilet cabins equipped for needs of handicapped passengers as well as other advanced engineering solutions aimed at the enhancement of comfort and safety, and operation cost reduction. 

The livery of EP2D presented in Armenia is made in eco-style: EMUs are regarded as one of the most ecofriendly transportation vehicles due to the absence of harmful emissions into environment. Moreover, the new energy-saving equipment set installed on the train of DMZ production helps to reduce the power consumption by 20%.  

EP2D has showed good results on the railways in the Moscow region: starting from 2016, trains in the eleven-car version are delivered to the largest Russian suburban operator, the Central Suburban Passenger Company. 275 cars are in operation currently.