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Transmashholding to supply 768 cars to Moscow Metro

Moscow Metro is to receive 768 cars from Transmashholding under a new contract signed on 25 December.

Transmashholding subsidiary Transholdleasing is to supply 768 metro cars to Moscow Metro under a new contract that will also include 30 years’ maintenance.

The supplier was the sole bidder in a tender whose value is undisclosed; the contract was signed on 25 December.

Deliveries of 192 cars – formed into 92 eight-car sets – per year will take place between 2017 and 2020, where most will be used on Line 7, one of the network’s busiest lines. The cars will have wider doors than existing cars, improved ventilation and air conditioning, and include through gangways, tip-up seats and wheelchair spaces.