Transmashholding has presented the head car of its new Ivolga 3.0 train to the passengers at the Three Station Square (Komsomolskaya Square), during the Moscow Urban Forum 2021.
“We are glad to present our newest product under development to the passengers. We hope that future riders will appreciate the level of technical solutions coming from some of our best engineers and designers,” Alexander Loshmanov, TMH Deputy CEO for Urban Transport said.
The DC electric train (Class EG2Tv) is equipped with modern solutions and systems which ensure a smooth ride, low noise, fast acceleration, and fast braking, providing, in turn, results in faster trips. The wider doors, of 1,400 mm, speed up the passenger turnaround at stations by 15%, compared to previous versions.
Ivolga 3.0 train represents a new step in development of the EMU platform, which supports creating trains for urban, suburban, and intercity transport.
The new train is designed to run at a maximum speed of 160 km/h.
The Russian train is manufactured at TMH plant in Tver (TVZ) and its design was created together with the National Industrial Design and Innovations Center 2050.LAB.
Compared to its previous version, the Ivolga 3.0 electric train provides an increased capacity by 50 more seats in an 11-car configuration. Its high passenger carrying capacity is a result of reconfiguring the interiors of its end and module cars. The open gangways help passengers spread evenly throughout the train without exiting the cars. The suburban version of the train will have even more seats in the cars.
The seats have a new design, with each seat row having foldable elbow rests and USB chargers. There are hangers under the tables and on the vertical handrails. The end cars can be equipped with bike racks and charging stations for electric scooters.
The train’s updated electronic equipment supports changing its movement direction in 1-2 minutes and is equipped with passenger counting system that suggests the less crowded cars in the app.
The train can consist of 4 to 12 cars and operate as a multiple unit with two trains coupled and driven from one driver’s seat, which helps raise efficiency of the train operated on lines with varying ridership. The Ivolga trains are currently operating Moscow MCD lines and the Russian capital is expecting to receive 200 cars by the end of this year.