TMH to deliver six EP2D trains to the Central Exurban Passenger Company by the end of the year
The Demikhovsky machine-building plant (DMZ, part of Transmashholding chaired by Andrey Bokarev) will manufacture six EP2D DC electric trains for Russia’s largest suburban carrier, the Central Exurban Passenger Company.
According to the contract signed at the end of November, the eleven-car trains will be delivered under a leasing agreement via Groupe VEB.RF. The company plans to operate the rolling stock in the Moscow region. All the trains will be adapted to the high rail platforms.
The EP2D trains meet modern comfort and safety standards. An anti-collision system is installed on the leading carriages and inter-car couplings, which protects passengers and locomotive crew in the event of a collision with an obstacle. The compartments of the EP2D electric trains are equipped with ergonomic benches made of wear-resistant materials, handrails and bicycle spaces. For the comfort of passengers, USB sockets are provided under all seats.
The microclimate system regulates the temperature in the compartment according to the weather, the air disinfection function helps to combat pathogens, preventing the spread of infections.
The EP2D electric trains provide an obstacle-free environment for disabled people. Hinged ramps in the leading carriages allow wheelchair users to board the train easily; inside the carriage, there are special seats equipped with seat belts for securing the wheelchair. The information boards are also lined in Braille.
This year DMZ has already delivered to the Central Exurban Passenger Company 23 trains of eleven cars. The Central Exurban Passenger Company has been purchasing the EP2D trains since 2016. The rolling stock is operated on the tracks of the Moscow Railway, but also on the railways of Western Siberia, South-East Siberia, North Caucasus, Kuibyshev and Armenia.