The Cherepovets tram fleet will be expanded with the 'Lvyonok' model trams with aluminium interiors. PC Transport Systems (PC TS), a manufacturer of modern electric transport, will supply the city with four 71-911EM single-section 'Lvyonok' trams.
The trams will be assembled at the Tver Mechanical Electric Transport Plant and the Nevsky Electric Transport Plant named after F. A. Pirotsky. They will be delivered to Cherepovets from September until December this year. The interior components for 'Lvyonok' and other PC Transport Systems trams are produced by the Krasnoyarsk Machine Building Components (member of the Aluminium Association).
The ergonomically designed interior of the compact yet spacious 'Lvyonok' tram is made using aluminium alloys. The use of aluminium parts and components makes the frame not only more durable, but also fire-safe. The total weight of the aluminium components in a single 'Lvyonok' tram — including handrails, bulkheads, walls, ceiling panels, route signs, and seat brackets — is about 720 kg, for a total vehicle weight of 24 tonnes.
The cabin is fitted with the latest equipment: USB sockets to charge mobile devices, an advanced media package and climate control. To ensure the comfort of passengers with limited mobility, a ramp and driver call button have been included.
The car features interactive control, external video monitoring of passenger boarding and alighting areas and traffic monitoring, as well as active and passive driver assistance systems for tram operation. The PC TS's low-floor bogie design ensures a tram's smooth running.
Cherepovets residents have had time to appreciate the comfort and stylish design of PC TS's vehicles as eleven 'Lvyonok' and one two-section 'Bogatyr-M' trams have been operating on the city's routes since last year.
The 'Lvyonok' model trams are successfully operated in Moscow, Izhevsk, Ulan-Ude, Perm, Ulyanovsk and Krasnoyarsk.