Russia: DMZ Testing New EP3D EMU
Russian rolling stock manufacturer, Demikhovsky Machine Building Factory (DMZ), is carrying out tests on its brand new model, the EP3D. The EP3D EMU tests are being carried out at a VNIIZHT testing facility in Scherbinka, Moscow Region.
The EM3D is similar to the recently approved EP2D DC EMU, also a product of DMZ, in its mechanical engineering assembly and components, by reason of a high level of standardisation between the two models. The EP3D EMU is a modern design locomotive with high capability, economic efficient and incident-free operation. Both models comply with strict European and Russian safety standards.
The EP3D EMU allows for a four-, six and eight-car train configuration. This makes the locomotive ideal for different scenarios, including intensive and low traffic flow lines. It is adapted to serve both low and high platform lines.
The operating costs on the EP3D EMY are also decreased, as a result of cutting-edge technical solutions. The locomotive is fitted with a crash system and HVAC including air disinfection system. The energy saving technology on board delivers a maximum of 20% energy saving. It also features a powerful auxiliary converter, which decreases noise and vibration level in saloon cars and drivers’ cabs. The modified design of the cabin, with a removable ladder, will assist in the prevention of access of unauthorised persons to the front part of the cab and the roof of the vehicles.
The EP3D EMY is also equipped with facilities for disabled passengers, including lifting devices to lift wheelchairs from low platforms, universally accessible toilets, and custom areas in the passenger cars for wheelchair fixing. The train is equipped to operate at temperatures ranging from -50 to +50 degrees C.
In the coming months, the EP3D EMU is expected to pass the required preliminary and certification tests which will ensure it is issued with a compliance certificate.