Uralvagonzavod DG presents new three-section trams to Mayor of Moscow

15 April 2014 (13:05)

April 15, 2014. On April 11, Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin was shown the new three-section 71-414 tram that had been designed jointly by Uralvagonzavod Corporation and the Polish company PESA.

The Director-General of Uralvagonzavod Scientific & Production Corporation Oleg Sienko and Chairman of the Supervisory Board and DG of PESA Tomas Zaboklitsky presented the new tram on their respective companies’ behalf, the corporation’s press service says.

120 such trams will be delivered to Moscow within the framework of an agreement between Moscow Transport Department and one of Uralvagonzavod’s member enterprises, Yekaterinburg-based Uraltransmash. The contract was signed in December 2012 after Uraltransmash had won in the auction. The first four trams were delivered to the capital in March 2014 and are now undergoing trials and testing. The actual launch of the trams is scheduled for July 2014.

Oleg Sienko pointed out in his interview that Uralvagonzavod was the first company to supply Moscow with modern trams.

‘One reason why this is so important is that these trams are based on the most advanced technologies available today. These technologies have been tried out, and our partners and our company have reached a totally new level. We now have a feeling of what direction we should be moving in, and what kind of produce will enjoy demand. Perhaps the most significant thing is that we have become even closer technologically in order to create even more perfect products.’

‘Uraltransmash is a company that has been making trams for quite a few years now, yet working with the Polish PESA, an experienced manufacturer of modern tramways, made it possible to catch up with the technological lagging behind as quickly as possible and to create a new-generation tram,’ the corporation reports.
Mayor Sergey Sobyanin also stressed that the tramways presented fully met the modern requirements in terms of comfort, safety, noise level, maintenance characteristics, and other factors:

‘We are present at this trial today; the modern trams have two times more seats than the older versions. They are virtually noiseless. They are the low-seated kind, so they are fit for people with disabilities, too.’

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