Tramrus LLC, a joint venture between Transmashholding (TMH) and Alstom, has been placed with an order from the St Petersburg transport operator in Russia to deliver a low-floor tram.
The tram is expected to be delivered by 1 December.
This 25m-long low-floor tram will be first of its kind in St Petersburg and will be able to house more than 200 passengers.
Featuring a spacious interior, the tram will provide enough room for luggage, wheelchairs and prams while offering better service for the passengers. Other features include air-conditioning, ergonomic seats and reduced noise levels.
The engineering solutions equipped with the tram, including composite materials, innovative bogies and modular structures, will offer less maintenance and operation coast.
The modern traction system installed on the vehicle will reduce the energy consumption by more than 10%.
The vehicle has a 30-year service life, which is much higher when compared with the conventional ones and its effective design allows it to perform under cold climates, complex ground profiles and heavy passenger flows in the city.
Testing of the tram is currently underway at Tramrus’ Oevrz plant in St Petersburg.
Oevrz was established in 1826, and carries out refurbishing and modernisation of passenger cars and electric trains in north-west of Russia.
TMH had acquired the facility in 2005 and now the joint venture is planning to bring its local activities to the plant in St Petersburg.
Image: St Petersburg will receive its first fully low-floor tram in December. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.