Cuba orders 300 multiple unit trains from Russia

Cuba orders 300 multiple unit trains from Russia : Havana, Aug 27, (RHC), – Cuba has ordered 300 two-car diesel multiple trains or dmus with Russian manufacturer Murom, as part of efforts to revitalize the nations’ deteriorating railway infrastructure, IRJ reported.

altAccording to the IRJ report, state-owned Cuban Union Railways (UFC) has placed an order for 300 two-car dmus with Russian manufacturer Murom, the first of which has already been shipped to the island.

The 100km/h four wheel motor cars are classified type SV-10 and are equipped with a 176kW Yamz-238M5 diesel engine with mechanical transmission, while the trailer vehicles are designated VS-5. The powered vehicle weighs 22 tonnes while the weight of the unpowered car is 15 tonnes. A 2+3 seating layout provides 45 seats in the motor car and 48 in the trailer.

The 25.2m-long trains are based on track maintenance vehicles produced by Murom in large numbers for customers in the CIS region. The first 17 sets will be manufactured at Murom while the remaining 283 trains will be assembled in Cuba.

Cuban officials have stated that the first sets will be used in Artemisa province, where a new line to the port of Mariel is under construction.

Cuba orders 300 multiple unit trains from Russia

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