Rail

Alstom, Transmashholding to create electric train

Posted on June 6, 2011

Alstom Transport and its Russian partner Transmashholding (TMH) confirmed the design project for a jointly-created new electric train. The aim of this new product is to provide a reliable and economical solution for renewing Russia's regional and suburban fleets. The launch of a new regional train offering for Russia opens a new chapter in the cooperation between Alstom and TMH.

The train is designed according to the principles of basic platform and modular construction, which will allow rapid modification of rolling stock of different types and composition and adaptation of any future power supply.

The new electric trains will include four to 12 coaches (up to 1500 passengers) and will run at speeds of up to approximately 99 mph. It will operate according to the multiple unit system (i.e. two electric trains will, if necessary, operate synchronously in coupling) on both tracks with high and low platforms. They will be equipped with modern asynchronous traction drive and new bogies, providing a smooth run and reduced impact on the track. New trains will also be equipped with modern passive safety systems and a modular cabin.

These EMUs will ensure high level of passenger comfort and accessibility for wheelchair-bound passengers on high and low platforms. Several types of interior design are being created, providing comfort for both short and relatively long journeys. The trains will be equipped with the most up-to-date means of ventilation, heating, air conditioning and air purification, information displays and lamps with light-emitting diodes.

The first prototype is scheduled to go out of the factory at the end of 2012.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Chicago Transit replacing airport escalator damaged in train wreck

The train wreck, which occurred in the early morning of March 24, 2014, when the operator allegedly fell asleep, injured more than 30 people and caused roughly $9 million in damage. The lead railcar had to be cut up to remove it from the escalator.

DART takes delivery of first streetcar for new service

The vehicle, which was a designed and built by Brookville Equipment Corp., will be the first streetcar in the U.S. that utilizes wireless traction power.

NJ TRANSIT marks Newark Penn Station's 80th year

Opened in 1935, Newark Penn Station is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The station was originally designed and still operates as an intermodal facility serving pedestrian, taxi, bus and private vehicle traffic generated by the more than 50,000 transit customers who use the station each day.

Calgary Transit trains, buses breaking down more often

Part of the problem is an aging fleet, according to officials. Calgary Transit placed a $200-million deal in 2013 to buy 60 new light rail vehicles; however, those vehicles will not be operational until 2016.

Alstom to develop zero-emission train

The new trains for Hermann-Hesse railway line will be completely emission-free. In times of increasing energy costs and higher level of pollution, the development of this technology is essential.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close