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1 Nov 2017

Stadler metro trainsets to enter passenger service in Minsk in 2018

MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) – Stadler Minsk is developing new trains for the Minsk metro. The first batch is planned for delivery in 2018, BelTA learned from the company.

Stadler Minsk is expected to roll out ten trains for the Minsk metro by 2020. These will be six four-carriage and four five-carriage trains. “The first four-carriage train will be delivered in 2018. The trains are designed especially for the Minsk metro. We have taken into account all technical, constructive and designer specifications, including the color of the trains,” the company said.

The four-carriage train will be 78.4-meter long, with the capacity of 168 seats. The five-carriage train will be 97.7-meter long, designed for 212 seats. The trains will be 2.65-meter wide and 3.69-meter high. Head cars will be equipped with platforms for wheelchairs.

The Minsk metro informed that the new trains are designed for the new metro line which is currently under construction. The trains will be tested on the operating metro lines.

As BelTA reported earlier, the first four stations of the Minsk third metro line, namely Yubileinaya Ploshad, Vokzalnaya, Kovalskaya Sloboda, and Ploshad Bogushevicha, will be built in 2019. The 17.2km line will have 14 stations. The new line will connect the southern and western residential areas of Minsk with the downtown. The third line will considerably differ from the first two Minsk metro lines in the tunnel size and equipment.

 

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