Baku receives 20 more metro carriages

metro trains Transmashholding has shipped 4 five-car metro trains (20 carriages) to from its Mytishi Plant to Baku Metro.

The new trains entered the acceptance procedures late June. The representatives of the transport company and factory specialists carefully tested all systems of the trains before shipping them to Azerbaijan.

In 2019, TMH and Baku Metro signed a contract for the supply of 60 Class 81-765.B/766.B metro carriages. According to the contract, TMH will deliver the remaining batch of 12 five-car metro trains until 2023.

The Class 81-765.B/766.B carriages feature a high level of sound and heat proofing along with an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system with a built-in air sanitizer that deactivates viruses and bacteria though the UV treatment.

Among other comfort features are LED lights that change their tint to reflect the time of the day, USB chargers for passengers’ gadgets, and a comfortable yet durable upholstery.

The end carriages of the trains have accessibility areas and arrangements for bikes and strollers. The open gangways make up a train’s single pass-through space allowing passengers to change cars without exiting the train. The large doorways speed up passenger flow on stations while their new lighting system signals the opening and closing of doors.

Custom for Baku Metro, the trains have a unique exterior color scheme, headlight design, and an onboard information system, translated, and fine-tuned for the region of operation. The lifecycle of the trains is 30 years.

In June 2020, Metrovagonmash Plant, part of TMH has delivered Baku Metro four five-car trains with enlarged doorways, which makes possible to speed up the entrance and exit of passengers. The new system of doors opening and closing light warning is used. In 2018-2019, Metrovagonmash has supplied 8 five-car trains for the Baku metro network.

TMH has been supplying metro trains for Baku since 1967 and currently the fleet comprises more than 300 metro carriages (60 trains) produced by the Russian rolling stock manufacturer.


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