The Russian suburban railway operator, Central Exurban Passenger Company (CPPK) ordered 10 additional EP2D electric trains from Transmashholding which will enter commercial operation on the Moscow railway network. The 10 eleven-car trains will be delivered starting this month until May 2020.
The EP2D is a DC electric train that combines modern look, performance, and high level of comfort. The trains feature two- and six-seat berths of rugged materials, handrails in the entrance areas, bike racks, and a climate control system with air purification.
They are adapted to the passengers with disabilities, providing special places for wheelchairs and are equipped with information systems in Braille script lettering.
They comply with the toughest standards for passenger transportation safety.
CPPK ordered EP2D trains since 2016. Currently, the operator has a fleet of 85 11-car EP2D trains which operate the Kievskoe, Rizhskoe, and Kurskoe lines in Moscow area. In 2019, CPPK purchased 27 EMUs.
Operator’s share of Russian suburban rail transport is 63.7 per cent. The company is responsible for 91.4 per cent of all suburban passenger traffic using the Moscow Transport Hub.