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St. Petersburg is testing unique metro trains

The St. Petersburg metro has begun testing new Baltiets trains. This was reported by the press service of the organization.
General Director of JSC “Metrovagonmash” Andrey Vasiliev said:


This is an absolutely unique development, made specifically for St. Petersburg. In this rolling stock, we have tried to provide almost endless possibilities for improvements and changes.


Among the features – increased to 1.4 m doorways, liquid crystal displays in the salons. The design allows you to install “any electronics”, including USB connectors or touch monitors, allowing you to build a route.
St. Petersburg is testing unique metro trains
Two such trains have already arrived at the Avtovo electric depot. According to Igor Shlendov, Deputy Head of the Metro, the run-in is proceeding according to the schedule, in early November, the new train, as planned, should enter Line 1. The first of the arriving trains is being tested “under weight” – sandbags with a total weighing from 19 to 25 tons (depending on the type of car). Start-up and adjustment work began on the second train.
St. Petersburg is testing unique metro trains
It is planned that in 2022-2023 Transholdleasing will manufacture 144 Baltiets model cars for the Northern capital metro.
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