Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:15

A train behind a wagon

Magnitogorsk is one of the few cities where the ecological mode of public transport, the tram, continues to develop.

Thanks to the efforts of the head of the city, Sergey Berdnikov, about 40 new cars were purchased over the past two years, so the MP Maggortrans tram fleet has been updated by 30%. 128 trams are delivered daily from townspeople “A” to point “B”. The plans - to update the tram fleet completely.

In 2018, 17 new wagons arrived in the city, this year almost twice as many - 25 wagons - 15 from the Ust-Katavsky Car Building Plant, the rest from Yekaterinburg, Horizont LLC.

The cars from Ust-Katav have electronic control, partially low floor level, autonomous running, climate control, due to which a comfortable temperature is reached in the winter.

Trams from Yekaterinburg are equipped with autonomous running, an electronic control system, have a traction converter, the interior is illuminated by an LED line, and the transport is also equipped with a new improved heating system.

It is worth noting that Magnitogorsk is in the top five among cities by rail length. The length of tram lines throughout the city (together with the rings in the depot) is 170.2 kilometers, the passenger route is slightly less - 159.32 kilometers.

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