Express Prigorod, the suburban rail operator in Novosibirsk, ordered from Demikhovsky Machine-Building Plant, part of TMH, two 8-car EP2D electric trains which will be delivered by the end of 2019.
The aerodynamic-designed EMU follow barrier-free concept and complies with international regulations on passenger transport safety. They are equipped with climate control system, advanced passenger information system, and special places for bicycles and wheelchairs. Route signs are installed on the side windows of motor cars, and the information signs have braille duplicates. The low trains’ platforms are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
A train’s cost of ownership, considered over its lifespan of 30 years, projects 20-50% lower compared to existing Russia alternatives. The train offers a 20% reduction in energy consumption.
Currently, 79 EP2D trains are operated on Moscow’s railway network, operated by the Central Suburban Passenger Company (CPPK), and two 2-car trains belong to Armenia’s South Caucasus Railway.