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The EP20 passenger locomotives jointly developed by Alstom and Transmashholding have run over 10 million kilometers. The fleet consists of forty four EP20 locomotives currently operating in Russia, namely in Moscow, St. Petersburg, North Caucasus and Sochi.
EP20 is Russias first electric locomotive capable of driving passenger trains at the speeds ofup to 200 km/h. Able to operate underboth alternating and continuous current, EP20 locomotives can make this journey fasterthan a standard locomotive which would have to change the engine along the route.
EP20 was designed by TRTrans, a joint engineering centre set up by TMH and Alstom Transport on a parity basis. The innovative solutions for this particular locomotive, including the traction drive and modular design provide ahigh safety levelandlower lifecycle cost. The locomotive is designed to ensure rail traffic optimization, due to reduced power consumption and longer intervals between maintenance.
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