Ural Locomotives Make 35 Lastochka Trains in 2017

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, January 17, 2018. Sinara Group and Siemens AG’s joint venture Ural Locomotives made 95 freight locos and 35 Lastochka high-speed, five-car electric trains, Sinara Group’s PR Center reports.

‘Thirty Lastochka trains were sent to Moscow Central Ring. Four more Standard Class trains were made additionally for North-Western Commuter Travel Company. These four Lastochka items are unique in that the interior of the railcars is specifically adjusted for long-distance travelers’ maximum comfort; plus, the entrances are fitted with elongated steps to allow passengers get on the train easily even when there’s no high platform on their railway station. Finally, Ural Locomotives handed their first Lastochka Premium over to Russian Railways on December 29; the train is meant for medium-range travel (under 200 km),’ the PR Center says.

The plant actually manufactured more trains than planned for last year. In 2017, the company made 84 Sinara 2ES6 freight locos, ten of which were extra ones produced for Russian Railways as part of the plant’s contract to supply the locos and ensure after-sale service for the next 28 years. The lifetime service agreement covers all kinds of maintenance as well as minor repair and overhauls.

Sinara locos No. 730-734 were transferred to Oktyabrskaya Railways, where the company’s local depot will be in charge of servicing them since January 2018. Five more 2ES6 locos arrived in Kinel Depot at Kuibyshev Railways in December; Sinara Transport Machines will be in charge of servicing those for the next 28 years.


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