TMH delivered three “Orlan” rail buses to Sakhalin


The passenger company “Sakhalin” received two three-car and one two-car railway buses.

The Metrowagonmash plant (of the Transmashholding group, TMH) delivered three RA-3 “Orlan” (sea eagle) rail buses to the passenger company “Sakhalin” working on the island of Sakhalin, at the eastern end of Russia .

According to the contract signed at the end of September 2020, Metrowagonmash manufactured two three-car “Orlan” and one two-car “Orlan”. Three-car Orlans have 134 seats, two-car Orlans have 78 seats.

The rail bus is designed to operate on non-electrified railway lines. The rolling stock provides passenger transport on urban, suburban and interregional routes with low and high platforms.

The “Orlan” are equipped with video surveillance and climate control systems with air disinfection units, as well as fire and burglar alarms. The leading cars are equipped with places for passengers with reduced mobility, elevators to facilitate access and exit, and universal sanitary complexes. The seats are also equipped with USB sockets and wireless access points for passenger comfort.

At the customer’s request, the projectors of the “Orlan” were equipped with heated windows to prevent snow and mist from adhering. The RA-3 lead cars are also equipped with stone-throwers to prevent foreign bodies from penetrating under the axles of the carriages. Rail buses have anti-collision systems and waterproofed inter-car passages. The service life of the rolling stock is at least 40 years.

RA-3 “Orlan” rail buses have been manufactured by Metrowagonmash since 2019. The factory has already manufactured and delivered 48 “Orlan” rail buses to the customer, six of which are located on Sakhalin Island. The railway buses are operated in more than 10 regions of Russia.

Metrowagonmash has been designing and manufacturing diesel trains and railway buses since 1997. The rolling stock is used for passenger transport in many countries such as Russia, Serbia, Hungary, Mongolia, Lithuania and Ukraine.

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