Innovation in Russian rail travel – the bilevel car

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The Tver Railcar Works has presented two bilevel passenger cars with six-seat compartments. The bilevel passenger car is new for Russia and will replace some standard cars.

The Tver Railcar Works has presented two bilevel passenger cars with six-seat compartments. The bilevel passenger car is new for Russia and will replace some standard cars.

© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the mediabankThe Tver Railcar Works has presented two bilevel passenger cars with six-seat compartments. The bilevel passenger car is new for Russia and will replace some standard cars.
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The Tver Railcar Works has presented two bilevel passenger cars with six-seat compartments. The bilevel passenger car is new for Russia and will replace some standard cars.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the mediabankВ Двухэтажном пассажирском вагоне, созданном совместно концернами Alstom Transport и "Трансмашхолдинг" на Тверском вагоностроительном заводе.
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В Двухэтажном пассажирском вагоне, созданном совместно концернами Alstom Transport и "Трансмашхолдинг" на Тверском вагоностроительном заводе.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the mediabankThis is a car with 16 four-berth compartments: eight compartments on the upper deck and eight on the lower deck. It has almost twice the capacity of an ordinary sleeping car: 64 places compared with the 36 found on the standard car.
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This is a car with 16 four-berth compartments: eight compartments on the upper deck and eight on the lower deck. It has almost twice the capacity of an ordinary sleeping car: 64 places compared with the 36 found on the standard car.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the mediabankA bilevel car’s compartment is similar to a conventional car’s except that the lower ceiling height results in decreased upper berth space. The new cars also lack storage areas over the aisles for the same reason.
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A bilevel car’s compartment is similar to a conventional car’s except that the lower ceiling height results in decreased upper berth space. The new cars also lack storage areas over the aisles for the same reason.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the mediabankThe designers did not include folding berths in the second-class version of the car in order to reduce its size. They also minimized the number of shelves and nets for personal property storage.
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The designers did not include folding berths in the second-class version of the car in order to reduce its size. They also minimized the number of shelves and nets for personal property storage.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the mediabankThe first-class version includes fold-down berths. The car weighs 65 metric tons, which is about 10% heavier than a standard car. It is 26.2 m long, 70 cm more than a conventional car, and 5.25 m high.
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The first-class version includes fold-down berths. The car weighs 65 metric tons, which is about 10% heavier than a standard car. It is 26.2 m long, 70 cm more than a conventional car, and 5.25 m high.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the mediabankUpper and lower deck aisles are located on opposite sides of the car, so passengers walking through the car can enjoy the view from both sides.
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Upper and lower deck aisles are located on opposite sides of the car, so passengers walking through the car can enjoy the view from both sides.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the mediabankUnlike other Russian passenger cars, the bilevel cars have a door at only one end. To reach their compartment, passengers will have to go up or down a few steps.
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Unlike other Russian passenger cars, the bilevel cars have a door at only one end. To reach their compartment, passengers will have to go up or down a few steps.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the mediabankWhen the new bilevel cars are delivered, they will be assigned to the high traffic routes, for example from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
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When the new bilevel cars are delivered, they will be assigned to the high traffic routes, for example from Moscow to St. Petersburg.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the mediabankInterior of the new bilevel passenger car built by Alstom Transport and Transmashholding at the Tver Railcar Works.
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Interior of the new bilevel passenger car built by Alstom Transport and Transmashholding at the Tver Railcar Works.
© RIA Novosti . Ilya Pitalev / Go to the mediabankThe new bilevel passenger car built by Alstom Transport and Transmashholding at the Tver Railcar Works.
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The new bilevel passenger car built by Alstom Transport and Transmashholding at the Tver Railcar Works.
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