Ural Locomotives joint venture of Siemens and Sinara Group plans to roll out the first Lastochka EMU premium version in 2016. The premium version is based on the Lastochka (Desiro RUS) and has level of production localisation of almost 80%. The vehicle features a higher-level control system, brake control system, climate and electric insulation systems made in Russia.
Lastochka EMU (type ES2G) received certification in 2014 and entered operations on the rail networks of Moscow and Sverdlovsk regions in 2015.
Last year, Ural Locomotives delivered a total of 23 ES2G EMUs to Russian Railways.