EP2D DC Electric Train Certified to Operate in Eurasian Economic Union

© TransmashholdingSubsidiary of Russian rolling stock manufacturer Transmashholding, the Demikhovo Engineering Plant (DMZ) has achieved the Customs Union Certificate for its edge EP2D DC electric train.

The Acceptance Commission, made up by representatives of OJSC “NIIAS” (Scientific Research & Design Institute for Information, Automation and Communications of the Railway Transport), FGUP VNIIZhT (Federal State Unitary Enterprise Russian Scientific & Research Institute for the Railway Hygiene) of the RF Rospotrebnadzor, FGP “VO ZhDT Rossii” (Federal State Enterprise Departmental Security Service of the Russian railway Transport), Services of the Chief State Medical Officer for the RF Railway Transport, several departments of the OJSC “RZhD” and OJSC “Tsentralnaya PPK” (Central Intercity Passenger Transportation Company), has certified the train as complying with modern requirements of passenger transportation safety.

The certificate is valid for five years. It enables the operation of EP2D DC electric train throughout the Eurasian Economic Union, consisting of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. After five years, the EP2D DC electric train will be re-certified.

The EP2D DC electric train debuted in March 2016. It was developed to replace its predecessor, DMZ’s ED4M train, a mainstay in DMZ’s portfolio for many years. The new model will deliver the latest solutions in safety and passenger comfort. They are also economic to operate and feature fail-safe operations.

The trains’ innovative technology are in use on large and small configurations, thereby enabling their efficient use on routes with intensive and low-rate passenger flows. The trains are available in urban, intercity and interregional routes as well as at stations with both high- and low-profile platforms. The trains can operate in a. Temperature range of between +50° and -50°.

A broad range of interior solutions, with several suppliers, provides for the creation of different trains unique to operating companies, meeting their requirements exactly. The implementation of cutting-edge technical solutions decreases OPEX. The train is fitted with passive protection systems, such as a crash system, as well as a climate control unit with an air disinfection system. The power-saving technology also enables an energy saving of up to 20%. The trains are fitted with an auxiliary power static converter which delivers a significant reduction in noise and vibration within the saloon of the cars. The improved cabin design, with detachable stairs, stops unauthorised access to the front side of the cabin and the roof.

The structural components are almost entirely manufactured in Russia. This mitigates all risks relating to volatile exchange rates and embargoes preventing the shipment of international suppliers.

Currently, an AC electric train, the EP3D, is undergoing testing

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