The Railways showed a concept of the first Russian high-speed train

Yesterday it was reported about the concept of the new second-class train Railways. Today it was reported that Russian Railways are developing the concept of the first Russian high-speed trains. The concept will be presented at the exhibition “Transport of Russia”, which will be held from 20 to 22 November. It is reported by news Agency TASS, referring to the subsidiary of the Russian Railways high-Speed rail lines that provided the information. The Agency source also added that the first Russian high-speed train will run along a new line Moscow-Kazan, the construction of which is scheduled to begin in 2019.

Who will produce new rolling stock is yet unknown. To select the candidate of the Railways is going to hold an open competition.

It is expected that the new electric band will consist of twelve cars. Six of them will be the engine, the other six – non-motorized. Passengers can travel between Moscow and Kazan at a speed of 360 kilometers per hour. The demonstration is planned to develop a speed of up to 400 kilometers per hour. Recall that the maximum speed of the fastest Russian trains, the Sapsan is about 250 kilometers per hour.

The length of the line Moscow — Kazan will be about 790 kilometers. Will includes stops every 50-70 km. In the end, the journey time between the two cities will be only 3.5 hours instead of the usual 14. According to the plan of development of trunk infrastructure, the first section of the line from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod with a value of over 620 billion can be put into operation until 2024. The total cost of construction of the highway is estimated at 1.7 trillion rubles.

The design of the new trains will allow it to operate at temperatures from -50 to +40 degrees Celsius. The cars will be of four classes: one car is first class, the second business class, the third wagon bistro, four cars proposed to be done economy class, and the remaining five – tourist class.

The total number of passengers will be 682, plus 40 seats in the dining car. One of the main features will be that each of the five cars tourist class to be accommodated 85 passengers on system “3+2”. It will be possible to lay out the chairs in the direction of movement. First class seats will be fully expanded, in the other they will lean at a different angle.

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