Ivolga 4.0 trains enter trials on MCD

Ivolga 4.0 trainsMoscow Metro has put into trial three new Ivolga 4.0 trains on the Moscow Central Diameters. The new trains were acquired with the funds of the infrastructure loan and already leased to the carrier Central Suburban Passenger Company. The reliability and safety of the trains is now being tested on the Nakhabino – Volokolamsk – Nakhabino section of the route.

The new Ivolga 4.0 trains have retained the best of the previous series. They provide passengers with comfortable seats, chargers, special places to transport bicycles, information boards, climate control and much more. The main difference of Ivolga 4.0 train is the number of doors. There are 3 doors in each car, except for the head car. Inside the train there are different colors of headrests and handrails. Outside there is an updated appearance design developed to create a recognisable image of the new Ivolga 4.0 train.

Ivolga 4.0 is Russia’s newest urban electric train, which is designed specifically for the Moscow Central Diameters (MCD). It was developed and is manufactured by Transmashholding, and its production is organised at the Tver Carriage Factory.

“The modern Ivolga 4.0 train combines innovative solutions and technologies for fast and comfortable journeys. Among its features is a third door in the intermediate cars, which will allow passengers to get in and out of the train faster. On the instructions of the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, we plan to completely renew the rolling stock on the MCD-3 by the end of this year, and on the MCD-4 – by the end of 2025,” Maksim Liksutov, the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Transport, said.

In August 2023, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin has inaugurated the 85 km long MCD-3 line linking Moscow’s north-west and south-east districts. The line is served by 41 stations crossing 24 districts.

In the first five months of operation, 40 million trips were made on the line which is operated by ED4M trains expected to be replaced by the end of this year.

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