The event was attended by the management of the Far Eastern Railway as well as representatives of the executive and legislative authorities of the Primorsky Territory.
The trains, built by Transmashholding (TMH) subsidiary Demikhovsky Machinery Plant (DMZ), feature improved passenger comfort. The design takes transport security and the technical regulations of the customs union into account. TMH says the cost of operating the trains, which have a service life of 40 years, has been reduced by 20-50%, while maintenance costs have been reduced by 20-40%.
Passengers and staff are protected by an improved collision protection system installed on the train, while the vehicles are equipped with fire extinguishers and devices for the rapid evacuation of passengers in the event of an emergency.
The trains feature bicycle storage areas and air-conditioning. The driving cars are equipped with wheelchair lifts and large toilet facilities passengers with reduced mobility.
One five-car and two four-car sets are now in service on the Far Eastern Railways, replacing life-expired trains on the busiest services.