Kazan Metro has received from the Moscow Region
Three new trains "Rusich" manufactured "Metrovagonmash" for the Kazan subway in accordance with the contract signed in November 2011. "For the first three" Rusichah "were purchased for Kazan in February 2011. Thus, taking into account the newly arrived cars, Kazan Metro has today six" Rusich. "We need about nine more such trains, but when they are purchased — depending on the financial opportunities "- said RIA Novosti on Tuesday, a representative Kazmetrostroya.
New trains consist of three two-piece articulated motor coaches: two head and one intermediate, the capacity of each of them — up to 380 people. Trains are moving at a speed of 90 kilometers per hour. Salons trains decorated with metal and non-flammable glass fiber, which increases the security of the train.
"Rusychi" serve passenger stations of the first line of the Kazan metro, construction of which is scheduled for completion by 2013 Universiade.
In addition to the existing seven stations of the first line of the Universiade Kazan subway will be introduced three new stations: "Decembrists", "Moscow" and "Factory." Thus, the first line of the Kazan Metro bring together 10 stations, a total length of about 17 kilometers. On completion of the construction of three new stations will require 17 billion rubles. Funding is provided by the federal and republican budgets. In 2011 it was allocated 11.5 billion rubles, including 10.5 billion rubles from the federal budget of one billion rubles — from the national budget.
After the completion of the first line, cross the city by subway will be for 22 minutes. Passenger traffic increased by more than three times. Now Kazan metro takes about 59 million trips per year, or 8% of the total volume of all urban passenger transport. Currently train "Rusich", in addition to Moscow and Kazan metro, operated in the metro capital of Bulgaria — Sofia.