LOK Report – Russia: “Orlan” rail buses replace diesel trains in the Perm region and Sverdlovsk

RŽD photos.

Since January the holding company “Russian Railways” has been using the RA-3 “Orlan” (“Sea Eagle”) rail buses on the suburban routes in the Perm region (Permʹ-I – Lysʹva) and Sverdlovsk (Šartaš – Egoršino – Alapaevsk). From January 15th, “Orlans” will be available for the passengers of the suburban trains that go from Ekaterinburg to Verhniy Ufalej.

The new rail buses will replace trains with locomotives on suburban routes with low passenger volumes. This will improve passenger comfort.

“Orlan” is a modern diesel train with a small composition (2 or 3 cars) made locally, which is used on non-electrified railway lines. The novelty is characterized by the modern design, the well thought-out ergonomics and the increased comfort for the passengers. The train is driven by a powerful, economical and quiet diesel-hydraulic unit. Air springs ensure extremely smooth running. Each car is equipped with an air conditioning system with an air purification and disinfection system. Soft seats, wide luggage racks, LED lighting and information boards are installed in the car.

The rail bus is adapted to the needs of disabled passengers. The head trolley has a wheelchair lift for easy entry and exit, a special seat and a sanitary module.

WKZ, What RŽD

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