Ural Locomotives LLC (a joint venture of the Sinara Group and Siemens) received a five-year certificate of compliance with the technical regulations of the Customs Union (TR TK) for the ten-car electric train “Lastochka” ES1P in a ten-car version.

Certificate of conformity for two-system ten-car "Lastochka" received
Picture: Уральские локомотивы

Certification and acceptance tests of this electric train lasted three months and were successful. Inspection of electrical equipment, control systems, air conditioning took place on the territory of the manufacturer. Running tests at the Sverdlovsk Railway test site confirmed the compliance of the train equipment with the technical tasks of the customer, as well as the feasibility of changes made to the design. This was reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply.

The new version of “Lastochka” was created at the plant in Verkhnyaya Pyshma in 2021 on the basis of the train ES1P, designed for interregional passenger transport over a distance of 700 km on lines electrified on both DC and AC.

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To increase the length of the train to 10 cars, a number of changes were made to the design of the train and the control system. The inclusion of intermediate motor cars in the center of the train allows the carrier to abandon the coupling of two five-car “Lastochka”, which was practiced in the busiest interregional directions. As noted at the plant, now passengers and train crew will be able to move freely along the entire length of the train.

By the end of 2021, the plant will produce seven “Lastochka” of a new format, which will replace coupled electric trains in popular destinations for passengers.


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