In the capital of the Urals began retesting of Russia's only fully low-floor tram produced "Uraltransmash" (included in the Corporation "Uralvagonzavod").
As explained in the press service of the company, within a few weeks will increase the mileage of the tram, which eventually will reach 2,000 kilometers.
During the first stage of testing a new car model 71-409 has dashed off through the streets of Yekaterinburg about 400 kilometers, after which he was returned to the factory for modifications and repainting, this time — in standard colors (red and white).
"In the second phase tram has to go 500 miles an empty, and then — with the load. Tram load will increase gradually, and the percentage of 30, 60 and 100 percent," — said Vladislav Ostanin, deputy chief designer of civil production of "Uraltransmash . "
According to experts, these trams meet all modern standards and do not concede tramvaestroeniya world counterparts both technically and in design terms.
In the new low-floor tram exterior and interior design. But, apart from the low floor and designer finds, unusual appearance and give a new quality to it, and other innovative solutions. Three-piece car, coupled transitions — "accordions", which is more accustomed to seeing in the buses.
"Compared to previous models 71-409 and more capacious. Installed in the car deployed video surveillance system with DVR function, air conditioning in the cab; possible to activate the option of an independent course," — noted in the press-service of the company.
After successful testing low-floor trams will be in Russian cities.