TMH obtains certification for EP2DM train

EP2DM electric trainTransmashholding has announced that the class EP2DM electric train, manufactured by TMH in Demikhovo, successfully completed its certification, issued by the Federal Railway Transport Register of Certification (RS FJT).

The certification will allow batch production of the EP2DM DC electric multiple units for the next five years. The construction of the prototype has ben launched in the autumn of 2022.

The exterior and interior of the train went through significant transformation. The train received a new end car design, created by the National Centre for Industrial Design and Innovation 2050.LAB in line with TMH’s Brand DNA.

The design of passenger seats was improved, providing additional space of 4 to 6cm for passengers seats arranged in a face–to–face configuration. The interiors now feature LCD information boards, ergonomic handrails, LED lighting, and Wi–Fi. The passenger flow is now monitored by an intelligent video surveillance system installed in the train. The end cars of the 3 kV DC class EP2DM elelectric multiple unit provide accessibility zones.

The certification tests took place on the VNIIZHT experimental ring in Shcherbinka and at TMH plant in Demikhovo. Experts evaluated tractive, dynamic, environmental, sanitary-hygienic, and safety parameters of the rolling stock, as well as its features and functions.

The results of the tests confirmed the train’s compliance with the requirements of the Technical Regulations of the Customs Union. The certificate allows operating class EP2DM within the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The EP2DM electric train is developed and manufactured in Russia using domestic parts and components and the Industrial Development Fund is co-financing its development. The new rolling stock reflects the feedback from passengers and rail operators from Russia and involves 80 Russian enterprises in its production.

TMH is the largest developer and manufacturer of EMUs in Russia. The development of new models of rolling stock and engines is carried out by TMH Engineering and TMH Engine Building Center, whose divisions are located in 10 cities employing over 1,300 specialists.


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