EP2D train, source: Transmashholding

More new trains for Moscow commuter service

Central Suburban Passenger Company (CSPC) continues to upgrade its train fleet. This year the company will receive 21 new electric multiple units of the EP2D type to operate on the commuter lines in Moscow region. The trains will be manufactured and supplied by Demikhovo Engineering Works (DMZ), a part of Transmashholding.

The new deal is a part of a cooperation between DMZ and CSPC in the several last years. The rail operator has been purchasing the EP2D units since 2016. The company’s fleet numbers 60 trains of this type. Among them, 20 units were acquired in 2018. The new delivery will be carried out in accordance with the contracts signed in February-March. The deal is financed by Sberbank Leasing, a subsidiary of the eponymous Russian state bank.

EP2D trains

The order includes the supply of the eleven-car trainsets. 18 of them will be adapted for access to high-floor platforms and 3 units will have access to both high- and low-floor platforms (due to the installation of folding walkways). The units for high-floor platforms will also have special folding ramps to provide access for passengers on wheelchairs. Meanwhile, the sets for low-floor platforms will be equipped with special lifts for wheelchairs. Information plates duplicated in Braille will be installed inside the cars. All the trains will have a lifespan of 30 years.

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Author: Mykola Zasiadko

Mykola Zasiadko is editor of online trade magazines RailTech.com and RailFreight.com.

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