Uzbekistan receives 5 new trains from Russian Transmashholding
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 1
By Fakhri Vakilov - Trend:
Five new Russian trains for the aboveground metro arrived in the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Trend reports citing Uzbek media.
Each train consists of four rail cars fastened with accordion crossings, which allow passengers to move freely between wagons and thereby increase their capacity. The service life of cars is 30 years.
The funding source for the railcars acquisition project is a loan of the State Corporation "Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs" (Russia) in the amount of 22.14 million euros, a loan of the Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Uzbekistan for 5.5 million euros and state budget funds.
New cars will save up to 35 percent of electricity, and the use of a third-generation asynchronous traction drive will reduce operating costs by up to 40 percent.
Trains were purchased from the Russian company Transmashholding, which has been manufacturing railcars of this series since the beginning of 2017 for the Moscow metro. For Tashkent, the compositions of the updated modification were made.
For a new generation of subway cars, wheels with sound absorbers have been developed. The design uses a modern asynchronous traction drive, environmentally friendly materials, and reliable sound and heat insulation of cars is ensured. The head cars have wheelchair seats. The salons have air conditioning, ventilation and air disinfection systems.
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