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First Sapsan 2 Starts Test Runs

27 Jan 2014 22:27
  • First Sapsan 2 Starts Test Runs

On 22 January 2014 EVS1-09, the first of the second batch of Sapsans, started making test runs on the RZD network, and is shown here at Lyuban during its first trip.


First Sapsan 2 In Russia

13 Dec 2013 17:54
  • First Sapsan 2 In Russia
  • First Sapsan 2 In Russia

Siemens is starting to deliver eight Sapsan 2 EMUs to RZD. The first unit of the second batch was dispatched from Krefeld to Russia, arriving by ferry to Ust-Luga, not far from St. Petersburg. The photos show EVS1-09 being disembarked there on 3 December 2013. The remainder the journey to the Metallostroy depot was realised by rail.


Second Sapsan Batch Deliveries Start

01 Nov 2013 10:11
  • Second Sapsan Batch Deliveries Start

In mid-September Siemens started delivering the cars of the first Sapsan EMU of the second batch from Krefeld works to Russia. These are all single-voltage (3 kV DC) trains. The first complete train was scheduled to be in Russia by November 2013. Here we see one of the end cars in Krefeld on 20 September 2013.