Transmashholding’s Tver Carriage Works presented a prototype of EG2T, a modular EMU. EG2T is the first representative of a new Russian EMU gama by Transmashholding and was produced using up-to-date technology. The exterior and interior design was developed by the Spanish company Integral Design and Development. It combines modern trends and high functionality.
The concept allow modifications for speeds up to 120km/h, 160 km/h and for high-speed up to 250 km/h, in the future. The new rolling stock will be produced at the Tver Carriage Works (TVZ) plant. The first two electric are planned for launch before the end of 2014.
“The technical, operating and performance features of the new Russian EMU is at least at the level of those produced by foreign manufacturers, ” said the general director of JSC TVZ Andrei Solovei. The modular configuration provides the ability to have it configured for local, regional, long distance or airport shuttle services etc. The life expectancy of the EMU is up to 40 years. Through the application of modern technical solutions, in particular, asynchronous traction drive, significantly reduced the complexity of maintenance and increased maintenance intervals. Economy also contribute to energy saving equipment.