New high-tech tram from "Uraltransmash" accommodates 320 people

In the near future, comfortable high-tech trams can start running in Russian cities. The factory “Uraltransmash” presented its new brainchild on the eve. The three-section model numbered 71-418 will become the largest representative of the family, simultaneously accommodating up to 320 people. In addition, the composition received a number of innovative of technologiesamong which it is worth mentioning separately the driver’s health monitoring system, as well as the passenger flow accounting system, which facilitates the efficient distribution of trams along routes.

According to Ildar Gazizov, Deputy Director for Civil Engineering of JSC Uraltransmash, the new model is assembled entirely from domestic parts, 60% of which are produced directly at the manufacturing plant. And Vladimir Gorodilov, the general director of the enterprise, emphasized that almost all cities where this type of transport is operated are already showing interest in the new tram.

It is also worth noting that 71-418 surpasses European standards in terms of smoothness. And the car, equipped with a climate control system and additional light indication (for visually impaired), consists of non-combustible plastic that has passed all laboratory safety tests.

The final testing of the brainchild of Uraltransmash and the preparation of all necessary documents are planned for this fall. If there are no unforeseen situations, then trading will begin in January 2020. Estimated price of the new tram will be about 95 million rubles.
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  1. Polente the Wanderer 8 July 2019 16: 25
    Such a tram (the driver’s cabin looks more modern) 71-931 has already been produced by the Tver Carriage Works since 2016.
    I’ll tell you a “terrible” secret - such a car was demonstrated in Yekaterinburg (URAL) at the Innoprom exhibition in 2015.
    But the Vityaz (71-931) was created on the basis of the (drawings, designers from Ust-Katavsky) tram (another look) 71-631 of the Ust-Katavsky plant (Ural, Chelyabinsk).
    in the car 71-931:
    with a population of 5 people / m² - 220;
    with a population of 8 people / m² - 320 ". If you still condense - and 400 will fit.
    So in Moscow such trams are filled (I have never seen them), probably only in special cases. And so, in the best case, a third, and generally often (depends on the time of day), 10-30 people. The place only takes, although it often walks. But this is in Moscow (> 12 million in old Moscow).
    Why such gigantomania?
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 9 July 2019 10: 20
    I was not particularly pleased. It is more important that the fare becomes cheaper, at least 2 times, and wait for the tram no more than 5 minutes. And I don’t care how this tram looks like, the main thing is the movement in the city.
  3. Mylenef Offline Mylenef
    Mylenef 9 July 2019 18: 56
    Still, the rails would be replaced or polished, in places they are like a washboard.