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Double-deck sleeping car on test in Russia

02 Aug 2012

RUSSIA: Transmashholding's Tver Carriage Works has completed the first phase of acceptance testing with a newly-developed Type 61-4472 double-deck sleeping and crew car.

Designed to carry 50 passengers, the coach has a compartment with wheelchair access and secure storage.

In December 2010 Russian Railways awarded Tver Carriage Works a contract to supply a total of 50 double-deck cars. These will be delivered in 2013 and deployed on the Moscow – Adler route during the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The order includes four double-deck dining cars, for which a prototype is nearing completion.