The first three trams of model 71-911ЕМ Lvyonok for the intermunicipal route Yekaterinburg — Verkhnyaya Pyshma were transferred to the customer. PC Transport Systems, the producer and designer of the model, will supply 11 such vehicles to Yekaterinburg.
The Yekaterinburg — Verkhnyaya Pyshma route is a unique project that is being implemented in the Sverdlovsk Region according to the concept of inter-municipal tram transport development.
Trams for the new route were assembled at the production facilities of PC Transport Systems: Tver Mechanical Plant of Electric Transport and Nevsky Electric Transport Plant named after F. A. Pirotsky.
The Lvyonok model is characterised by a spacious interior, wide doorways, USB sockets to charge mobile devices, an advanced media system and a state-of-the-art climate control system. The developers paid special attention to reduced mobility passengers. For their convenience, the Lvyonok tram is equipped with a drop ramp and a driver call button.
The tram's smooth motion is due to the use of a unique low-floor bogie. The passive safety system minimises the risks of injury to the driver and passengers, as well as reduces the damage to vehicles in road accidents. The tram's ergonomic interior is made using aluminium alloys, which makes it durable and fireproof.
The car includes an interactive control system, an external system for video monitoring of passenger pick-up and drop-off areas and observing of the traffic situation, as well as systems for active and passive assistance to the driver when driving a tram.
The Lvyonok trams are successfully operated in Moscow, Izhevsk, Ulan-Ude, Perm, Ulyanovsk, Krasnoyarsk and Cherepovets.
PC Transport Systems (PC TS) is a Russian developer and producer of advanced innovative urban electric transport. Established in 2013, the company focuses on creating 100% low-floor rolling stock. PC Transport Systems makes 10 models of trams 17 m to 35 metre long and 4 models of wheeled electric vehicles (two trolleybuses and two electric buses). Russia operates more than 700 tram cars and more than 300 trolleybuses made by PC Transport Systems. PC Transport Systems's production sites, located in Tver, St. Petersburg and Engels, can produce up to 450 rolling stock units per year.