St Petersburg TMH metro train (5)

RUSSIA: TMH delivered the first of 950 Baltiets cars to the St Petersburg metro operator on September 13, just 19 days after Petersburg Metropoliten and TMH subsidary Transholdleasing signed a 242·6bn rouble, 25-year contract for new trainsets to replace almost half the fleet.

The eight-car trainset comprises 81-725.1/726.1/727.1 cars to a bespoke design for St Petersburg and manufactured at TMH’s Oktyabrsky Electric Car Repair Plant in the city.

St Petersburg TMH metro train (2)

TMH said more than 90% of the components are manufactured domestically, including the asynchronous traction drive.

Features include 1 400 mm wide doors, forced ventilation, air purification and disinfection systems, and batteries able to move the trains 200 m in depots or in the event of a power failure.

St Petersburg TMH metro train (1)

The first trainset is to be tested on the Kirovsko – Vyborgskaya Line 1 until the beginning of November, ahead of entry into passenger service.

Eight trainsets are scheduled to be delivered this year, with the remaining cars following by 2031.

St Petersburg TMH metro train (3)