posted on 27th Dec 2021 00:34
Between 17 and 23 December 2021, UL unveiled a mock-up of a single compartment of a future double-deck Lastochka. It was presented at the Yaroslavsky vokzal in Moskva to have feedback from the passengers.
Single compartments are one of the passenger accommodation options in the projected „Night express“ for 7 - 12 hour journeys. The bed is 2,100 mm long and 650 mm wide. A single compartment has everything the passengers need while travelling: a sofa for sleeping, a wardrobe with a hanger for outerwear and shoes, a compartment for personal items and a folding table. Large luggage can be placed under the sleeper sofa; there are no vertical supports in the sofa's mounting for easy placement.
A folding table for eating or working is integrated harmoniously into the space. There is central lighting in the ceiling and local lights, outlets for 220 V, USB and a TV for displaying the content of the train's multimedia system or displaying passenger’s own material.
In the new Lastochka Meridian EMUs there will be also four-bed compartments on the lower deck, VIP compartments and seats for passengers travelling short distances.