RIA Novosti learned how the purely Russian analogue of Lastochka will look
MOSCOW, March 30 – RIA Novosti. According to images of this train provided to RIA Novosti by sources close to the developers, the purely Russian analogue of the Lastochka electric train has a modern, concise design and a bird-like nose.
Coloring of the composition in one of the outer paintings is done in black and gray. On the other hand, it is made in gray, dark gray, red and white colors in the style of Russian Railways. What will be the composition and properties inside, the manufacturer and the customer (Russian Railways) do not disclose. A representative of the “Sinara – Transport Machines” machine-building group confirmed to RIA Novosti the authenticity of the image, but did not comment on the details.
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“Swallows” is based on the German Desiro platform. They are produced in Russia by the Ural Locomotive factory. It was founded in 2010 as a joint venture between the German concern Siemens and the Russian group Sinara – Transport Vehicles. But in May 2022, a foreign company announced that it was liquidating its business in Russia, including exiting existing joint ventures. Localization of “swallows” is currently about 90%.
In January 2023, Deputy Director General of Russian Railways Dmitry Pegov, in an interview with the Association of Railway Equipment Manufacturers, said that in 2022, taking into account the geopolitical and economic situation, Ural Locomotives and their suppliers are experiencing difficulties in the supply of imported components. The factory quickly began to solve the problems of the development of the new Lastochka electric train series with Russian components in order to continue production.
A representative of the Sinara – Transport Machines group later told RIA Novosti that the company is preparing to produce an all-Russian completely new passenger train and its modifications under a different name at the factory, which currently produces Lastochka. The agency’s interlocutor then did not disclose any technical details of the new railway vehicles.
Oleg Belozerov, Director General of Russian Railways, said yesterday that the company expects the delivery of a fully Russian analogue of railway vehicles in the second half of this year. Pegov on Thursday, Russian Railways in August 2023 St. He said at the PRO//Motion.Expo forum in St. Petersburg that he plans to show the Russian analogue of Lastochka. Monopoly plans to buy 60 wagons of this “innovation” this year. The working name of the train is “Vostok”.
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