The new Ivolga EMU EG2Tv manufactured by Tver Carriage Works, part of Transmashholding, is undergoing trials at the Russian Institute of Research, Design and Technological Studies for Railway Rolling Stock (VNIKTI). The EMU can serve for urban, intercity, regional, airport shuttle services.
Russian Ivolga EMU goes on trials
EG2Tv is equipped with the newest asynchronous motors, bogies of new structure with pneumatic suspension technology, crash system, complex digital control, diagnostic and safety system both for driverless operation, collection and storing of data on operation modes, monitoring of online train health and for operation without driver’s assistant. State-of-the-art engineering solutions decrease maintenance workload highly and increase time between repairs. Furthermore, power saving equipment contributes to the train cost effectiveness.
The EMUs can be upgraded for speeds up to 120, 160 kph and up to 250 kph for high speed traffic in the future. The number of seats in a car will depend on a train purpose and customer’s requests. Cars can be engineered with a special zone for luggage, bicycles, baby strollers.