Capacity meets flexibility
The ten-car trainset accommodates 556 passengers over a length of 250 m and a carbody that is 30 cm wider than the UIC profile. With a traction power rating of 8,000 kW, it reaches a maximum speed of 250 km/h and can be upgraded to 300 km/h. Velaro RUS can be deployed universally. This is due to its two-variant design: as a single-system train for 3 kV DC and as a dual-system train for 3 kV DC and 25 kV AC. Train protection is based on the Russian operations control system Klub U.
High performance at low temperatures
Velaro RUS is made for climatic challenges, such as temperatures ranging form minus 40 °C to plus 40 °C. This is evident from the extra insulation of the car and its specially adapted ventilation and cooling system.
Now also from Moscow to Nizhniy-Novgorod
Its air intake is on the roof to avoid the hazards of drifting snow, and a more powerful heating system in the interior makes for agreeable temperatures. All the more reason to expand service to the Moscow – Nizhniy-Novgorod line.