Ivolga (train)

The Ivolga (named after "иволга" bird, e.g. Eurasian golden oriole), designation EG2Tv, is an electric multiple unit passenger train produced and manufactured by Tver Carriage Works (TVZ) for urban and commuter service.

Ivolga (EG2Tv)
EG2Tv-028 at Odintsovo station.jpg
AssemblyTver, Russia
Entered service2017
Number built259 cars (41 trainsets)
Capacity1638 (5-car)
Car body constructionStainless steel
Train length116.0 m (380.6 ft) (5-car)

138.8 m (455 ft) (6-car)

161.6 m (530 ft) (7-car)
Car length23,800 mm (78 ft 1 in)
(end cars)
22,800 mm (74 ft 10 in)
(intermediate cars)
Width3,480 mm (11 ft 5 in)
Floor height1,320 mm (52 in)
Doors2 per side
1,400 mm (55 in) width
Maximum speed120 km/h (75 mph)
Weight 55,500 kg (122,400 lb)
(end cars)

46,300 kg (102,100 lb)
(intermediate cars)

56,900 kg (125,400 lb)
(intermediate motor cars)
Traction system 4×300 kW (400 hp) per motor car
Power output2,400 kW (3,200 hp) (2 motor cars) 3,600 kW (4,800 hp) (3 motor cars)
Acceleration0.96 m/s2 (3.5 km/(h⋅s))
Electric system(s)3 kV DC
Current collection methodOverhead catenary
Track gauge1520 mm

First 2 trains were in use on Moscow railways — Novoperedelkino express route in 2017 — 2018 before extension of the Moscow Metro #8A Solntsevskaya line Solntsevskaya line.[1] Since 2018 they are working on Usovo branch of Belorussky suburban railway line in preparation for launch of Moscow Central Diameters D1 Line.[2]

The design, however, was outsourced to be "made in Europe": TVZ ordered the design and early development of the concept train to Integral Design and Development, S.A. company (Barcelona, Spain). A natural scale mock-up was built by Integral Design and presented in Russia in 2015.

In 2017 an update of this model was also outsourced to Integral Design; in 2019, first "Ivolga 2.0" train was constructed.




External linksEdit

  • "Official public site". Официальный сайт. ЗАО «Трансмашхолдинг». Retrieved 2018-12-22.
  • "Official site". Официальный сайт. ОАО «Тверской вагоностроительный завод». Retrieved 2018-12-04.
  • "Virtual tour in Ivolga". Официальный сайт. ОАО «Тверской вагоностроительный завод». Retrieved 2018-12-04.
  • Integral Design and Development: www. integraldesign.es