RZD Vice President, General Manager of JSC Federal Passenger Company Mikhail Akulov has approved interior design of a double-deck chair car, which is being developed at Tverskoy Vagonostroitelny Zavod (TVZ, Transmashholding Group).
The interior design was developed by a world transport design leader Giugiaro Design (Turin, Italy) in close cooperation with TVZ specialists.
The interior design includes design of economy and business class coaches. Economy class layout implies 2+2 seats arrangement. Window seat cloth covering will be orange and aisle seats will have grey colour. Baggage shelves are aluminium. Each car will have two vending machines at the lower level for distribution of coffee and light snacks.
Business class has 2+1 seats layout, chair covering will be natural leather of cherry colour. Business class chairs will be rotable, so that all passengers have an opportunity to sit in the direction of travel. Baggage shelves of the business class car are designed from toughened tinted glass. The ceiling will integrate low power light-emitting-diode lamps producing the starry arch effect.
Extra comfort travelling conditions will be maintained in VIP compartments, where a two-seated cozy lounge, folding tables and a large TV screen of a multi-media system are installed.
The delivery contract for 15 double deck passenger chair cars was signed on 01.08.13. Prototypes including the new interior design will be built in October 2014 and delivery of the batch of 10 economy class and 5 business class cars is scheduled for April 2015.