Obninsk Research and Production Enterprise “Technologiya” named after A.G. Romashin (part of Rostec State Corporation) will glass the cabins of the new generation subway trains. Contract for equipping 90 subway cars was signed with Railalyans in the interests of Transmashholding JSC, the largest national developer and manufacturer of rolling stock for railway and urban rail transport.
The new glazing will increase the visibility from the driver's cabin by 27% as compared to the previous types of trains. The futuristic design of the cabin is implemented using high-tech technology for manufacturing products with the multi-curvature surface. The glazing elements are equipped with an electric heating system.
"One of the latest developments of Obninsk Research and Production Enterprise “Technologiya" is structural optics for new subway trains with improved visibility, durability and modern design. 90 cars will be equipped with such optics, which comprises 45 new trains that will work in the Moscow Metro. The delivery is planned to be completed by the end of 2020" commented Oleg Evtushenko, Executive Director of Rostec State Corporation.
Each cabin will have a set of seven silicate triplex products. Silicate triplex consists of two heat-strengthened glasses connected by a transparent elastic polymer film not allowing fragments to crumble when products are damaged. This method of manufacture makes it possible to achieve the high impact resistance and to utilize products for glazing the cabins of trains that run not only on underground, but also on land lines.
New-generation subway trains have improved performance characteristics. They provide more and comfort for passengers. The first trains of the new series are already running on the Ring line of the Moscow Metro.