Uraltransmash to present new low-floor tram at Innoprom 2014

24 December 2013 (09:25)

December 24, 2013. A demonstration run of a new generation of trams designed by Uraltransmash took place within the framework of a cooperation agreement signed by Uraltransmash and Yekaterinburg Council; the agreement provides for a number of measures to improve the servicing and maintenance of the Mid-Urals’ capital’s public transport system, Uralvagonzavod Corporation’s press service reports.

The representatives of Sverdlovsk Region Government, Yekaterinburg Council, Renova StroyGroup, Academic District, and the media were shown the samples of Russia’s first three-section, fully low-floor 71-409 tram and Russia’s first 71-405-11 tram with the self-motion option. The trams went through all the tests and trials successfully, proving all their declared properties, and were accepted for industrial production by the interdepartmental committee.

Uraltransmash Director-General Alexei Nosov presented the new makes and said the plant was ready to launch the production of trams for Russian cities (and first and foremost for Yekaterinburg) on a commercial scale. In the future, the self-motion trams without electric mains are expected to be launched on the tram link that connects Academic District with the downtown.

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