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Ivolga 4.0 aka EGE2Tv started passenger service

13 May 2024
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The Ivolga 4.0, EGE2Tv, on the Moscow Central Diameter 4
The Ivolga 4.0, EGE2Tv, on the Moscow Central Diameter 4. Source: V. Novikova/Press office of the Moscow Mayor and Moscow Government
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

Russia: On 2 May, the inaugural 11-car EMU from TMH commenced commercial service on the Moscow Central Diameter 4, part of the Russian capital’s urban rail.

The fourth generation offers passengers faster and more convenient boarding and alighting from the train through three doors on both sides in each intermediate car. According to the Moscow Government, this reduces boarding times by 30%.

The EMU has 1,400 mm wide doors and 1,000 mm wide intercar gangways. The interior of Ivolga 4.0 has also been renewed. The 11-car Ivolga 4.0 has 646 seats instead of 716 of the third-generation vehicle launched a year ago.

The EGE2Tv reportedly has a design speed of 160 km/h with an acceleration of 1 m/s2 and can reverse in just one minute.

TMH has revealed that the Ivolga 4.0 is almost entirely Russian-made. The control system and software used in the driver’s cab and 97% of its components are domestic. As Aleksander Loshmanov, TMH’s Deputy General Director for Passenger Transport Development, noted in a media comment, the localisation of microelectronic components is still in progress.

The driver is now receiving information about the train’s operation and diagnostic data from two large displays. The end cars have been designed to accommodate passengers with reduced mobility, bicycles, scooters and prams, and the lighting has been configured to change according to the time of day.

The Ivolga 4.0 has already undergone a trial run following certification in November last year. The city has announced plans to buy 27 trains by the end of 2027.

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