Russian Railways and Roslokomotiv, part of Transmashholding, entered an agreement for the supply of 14 EP3D EMUs which will have a total of 60 cars which will be delivered by November.
Under the contract, 8 new EMUs manufactured at Demikhovsky Machine-Building Plant will be delivered in June. Seven trains will be configured with four cars each and one train will have six cars. Between July and August, a batch of 4 four-car trains will be delivered and in September and October, 2 four-car trains are to be supplied.
The new trains will enter services on Volga, Southeast and Gorky railway network.
The EP3D train is a completely Russian train consisting of more than 90% of domestic components. The EMU meets all safety and comfort requirements and is equipped with pre-crash system, passenger information system and HVAC system with air conditioning and disinfection functions. The train is adapted for the passengers with disabilities as is equipped with lifters for wheelchairs, and all information is duplicated with braille.
Owning cost of the new EP3D during the life cycle, which is 40 years, is therefore 20-50 percent lower, compared to the rolling stock of the previous series. Savings are achieved with a set of electrical equipment with low energy consumption and low-maintenance units.