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Russian Railways (RZD) plans to invest RUB 3 billion in the purchase of 82 new EMUs classes ED4M and ED9E manufactured by Demikhovsky Machine Building Plant (DMZ), part of the Transmashholding (TMH) group. Last year the company’s investment program included the acquisition of 70 EMUs worth more tha RUB 2.6 billion.
In addition to the purchase of the emus for suburban services, Russian Railways will also continue investments in modernising the rolling stock fleet. In 2015, the RUB 2.8 billlion refurbishment program included 923 rail cars. For 2016 RZD plans to modernise 956 rail cars for suburban services.
The new EMU’s are designed for commuter rail services and are equipped with air conditioning, video surveillance system, and a remote diagnostics system.