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NEWS / 28.08.2006

28.08.2006

Capital will have a high-speed tram

Elegance of the lines of the brainchild of Ust-Katavsk tram plant will be envied even a foreign sports car. And the bright red color, only strengthens likeness with the latest model of «Toyota». But it is not only about the design of the tram. First of all, it is very comfortable and fast.

The height of the step from the ground - only 20 cm - as told by the press secretary of «Mosgortrans» Olga Terno - Car is convenient for elderly, there is also a wheelchair lift. Instead of rear view mirrors - video cameras, transmitting image to the monitor in the driver's cab. Salon has 58 seats (normal - 30). We received the first "sample" for free - «for trial». The novelty will be used on route number 10 (Tallinskaya street - «Schukinskaya» metro station). If the tram will «pass the exam», then the entire fleet will be changed next year. However it would be quite costly: fancy new tram costs about 9 million rubles - twice as expensive than conventional tram. But the costs are worth it. Tram can easily accelerate up to 40 km/h (normal - no more than 30).

The first line of high-speed tram is likely to appear in the south-east of the capital and will connect the metro stations «Ploshad Illicha» and «Novogireevo».