The Lastochka EMU of Premium version (ES2GP), manufactured by the Ural Locomotives plant (the joint venture company of the Sinara Group and Siemens AG), has completed testing confirming full compliance of its specifications with requirements of technical guidelines of the Customs Union.

 Winter climatic tests of the electric train were carried out in December 2016 and considered at the meeting of the Interagency Commission resulted in issuing of the Certificate of Conformity to the EMU in February 2017. In the course of testing the Premium has shown better results than those set out by the design assignment. In particular, dynamic and strength properties, power consumption figures and braking performance were improved. 

It is to be reminded that in November 2016 Lastochka Premium EMU train came up making the test run on route Yekaterinburg — Tyumen and back. The one way travel time amounted to 3 hours and 15 minutes which was an hour less than the fastest route existing today in this direction in the railway timetable. The average speed reached 150 km/h.

The Lastochka Premium EMU train was developed for intercity and interregional services of up to 200 km. The new version was modified to increase passenger comfort:  the passengers will be able to choose the accommodation class and order hot meals – for this purpose one of the cars is equipped with a special kitchen area. All cars of the train are fitted with WC cubicles and a great number of power sockets for passengers` personal electronic equipment, internet access is also provided.

The Lastochka Premium EMU train became the first train in the Lastochka family equipped with the new Russian micro-processor control and diagnostics system the use of which has allowed to integrate into the EMU a number of Russian-engineered peripheral systems that control the braking, the passenger cabin climate, the passenger information system and entrance doors.

“The plant is continuing to develop the new EMU train versions. These are interregional electric trains for services of up to 600 km in length and high-speed electric trains with various accommodation classes for trips of up to 1000 km in length”, — noted Vitaliy Brekson, Head of R&D Department at Ural Locomotives.