The Latvian passenger operator Pasažieru vilciens and the British engineering and consulting company Ricardo have signed a contract worth 1.8 million euros to support the supply of 32 electric trains of Czech company Škoda Vagonka.

electric trains to Latvia
Picture: Ricardo

Dual system trains of 1520 mm, designed for speeds up to 160 km/h, will be delivered to the customer in 2022 – 2023 as part of the Latvian railway support program implemented by Ricardo worth 242 million euros, informs Railway Supply.

Ricardo will provide inspection of the production process, quality control, supervision of train acceptance, assessment of their efficiency and maintainability, staff training, assistance in putting trains into operation and warranty support.

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The new trains are designed to operate both from the 3 kV DC power supply system currently used in Latvia and from the 25 kV AC power system, which is expected to be implemented during further electrification of the lines.

Each 109-meter four-car train can accommodate more than 400 passengers. Train cars are equipped with climate control systems, audio and video information of passengers.

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