The order includes 18 trains designed for high platforms and three designed with folding walkways for access to high and low platforms. Sberbank Leasing is financing the deal.

Transmashholding says the EP2D is equipped with a passive safety systems, air-conditioning with air disinfection, passenger information systems, environmentally-friendly toilets, handrails for standing passengers and space to store bicycles.

The barrier-free trains also have space for wheelchairs, while all information is repeated in braille. The trains designed for high platforms will be equipped with folding ramps, while the three trains designed for low platforms will feature a lift for wheelchairs.

Transmshholding says the total cost of ownership over a 30-year life cycle is 20–50% lower compared to modern Russian counterparts.

CPPK has ordered 60 EP2D since 2016.

The order follows a trilateral agreement between Sberbank Leasing, CPPK, and TMH subsidiary CJSC Roslokomotiv to supply 23 RA-3 DMUs.

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