Stadler ships the first double-decker Aeroexpress train to Moscow

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RUSSIA: The first of twenty five new Aeroexpress double-decker trains has arrived at Moscow depot from the recently built factory in Minsk, Belarus. 

Stadler ships the first double-decker Aeroexpress train to Moscow

“Every year Aeroexpress passenger numbers grow by about 20% resulting in many trains now running full. It is time to increase the capacity and frequency of rail services to Moscow's major airports. First task is already being solved by the new double-deckers that are able to carry approximately 30-32% more passengers, compared to current rolling stock. The second task will require some more years as it is necessary to build additional railway tracks. But the new double-deckers will solve the capacity issue at least until 2018, guaranteeing our passengers high level of comfort,” Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin said in the train revealing ceremony.

The new trains were given the name of Eurosia, signifying the importance of the project.


“Today's event is the milestone for the whole public transport of Russia – the first double deck train has arrived into Russia. The project discussions and planning took some time, but it was implemented in record-breaking time, and now we are welcoming our first Eurasia Aeroexpress train. This name perfectly characterises the significance of Aeroexpress company efforts to ensure rapid and reliable connection between the capital and its air hubs. It is not long before our passengers will enjoy European comfort and Russian scale merged in powerful double-decker trains.” Alexey Krivoruchko, Director General of Aeroexpress said.

“It is only a year and a half since the delivery contract with Aeroexpress was signed, and now we can celebrate the arrival of the first unit. We have said many times that we are very proud of the particular product we have just produced. We have developed something special, something unique. This vehicle is the largest passenger train we have produced, and it is fully tailored for Russian conditions. It is one of the most significant milestones in the history if Stadler, and we hope that the execution of this prestigious project will be a successful introduction of Stadler to the railway market of Russia,” Peter Spuhler, the Owner and Group CEO of Stadler Rail Group said.


The new double-decker trains will ensure easy access with is a special mechanical elevator and a large toilet for disabled passengers. While designing the train a special attention was paid to the needs of passengers traveling with small children - toilet rooms are equipped with changing tables with the disinfecting lamps. The size of the trains allowed increasing baggage storage capability with extra luggage space under seats, the top shelves and dedicated area at the beginning, the middle and the end of the train.

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A bar with coffee-machine was included in the business carriage. Every train set is equipped with video system of several monitors and electricity points of 220 V. The trains are designed to cope with the specific Russian climate, which can range from –50 degrees Celsius to +40 degrees Celsius and in this respect are based on the FLIRT vehicles delivered to Finland, Norway, Estonia and Belarus. The trains will have a speed of 160 km/h and have comfortable, bright interiors in two classes (business and economy).


Stadler Rail Group has become a strategic partner of Aeroexpress after participating and winning an international tender in Moscow in 2013. The parties signed contract on May 28 last year. The contract includes the supply of 25 double-decker trains. The first 4 units are produced by the factory of Stadler in Altenrhein, Switzerland, while the remaining 21 are being made in the latest investment of Stadler in Minsk, Belarus. The contract for 118 carbodies is worth in total EUR 685 million.

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The next stage will include dynamic testing and different strict authority examinations, including tests for winter operation on the test ring in Scherbinka, which are to result in obtaining the homologation. According to the contract, commercial operation of the first train is to commence in June 2015, while the last – 25th train of the delivery – is expected to enter service in June 2016.

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