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81-740.2/741.2 train
In service 2003-present
Manufacturer Metrovagonmash (Russia)
Built at Metrovagonmash (Russia)
Family name 81-...
Replaced 81-720/721
Constructed 2002-2006
Entered service 2003
Capacity 344/370 passengers (353/382 for .4(K) and .2B)

Moskovsky Metropoliten Sofia Metro

Kazan Metro
Depot(s) Moscow Metro:
MPD-3 Izmaylovo
MPD-4 Krasnaya Presnya
MPD-8 Varshavskoye
MPD-9 Fili
Sofia Metro:
Obelya Depot
Line(s) served Moscow Metro:
 3  Arbatsko–Pokrovskaya line
 4  Filyovskaya line
 5  Koltsevaya line
 12  Butovskaya line
Sofia Metro:
Lines 1+2
Car length 28.15 m (92 ft 4 14 in)/27.2 m (89 ft 2 78 in)
Width 2.7 m (8 ft 10 14 in)
Height 3.57 m (11 ft 8 12 in)
Articulated sections Two sections per car
Maximum speed 90 km/h (56 mph)
Weight 47 t (46 long tons; 52 short tons)/46 t (45 long tons; 51 short tons)
Traction system 4 AC asynchronous motors DATE-170-4U2 or TAD 280M4 U2 per 6-axle car
Power output 680 kW (910 hp)
Acceleration 1.3 m/s2 (4.3 ft/s2)
Deceleration 1.1 m/s2 (3.6 ft/s2)
Electric system(s) 825 V DC
Bogies 3 two-axle bogies (2 motorized bogies)
Braking system(s) Dynamic brakes (rheostatic and regenerative), electro-pneumatic
Coupling system Scharfenberg coupler
Multiple working Min 2x 81-740 car, max 81-740 + 3x 81-741 + 81-740 cars. Train + train configuration is not used in regular service.
Track gauge 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) Russian gauge
1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

81-740/741 (Rusich, Russian: Русич), is a type of rolling stock specially designed for running under the harsh winter climate of outdoor Moscow. Rusich also features a corridor connection, allowing passenger access between two contiguous cars. They are currently assigned to the metro lines including Arbatsko-Pokrovskaya Line, Filyovskaya Line, Koltsevaya Line and Butovskaya Line of Moscow Metro, and all lines of the Sofia Metro in Bulgaria.

Currently, there are four types of Rusich rolling stock: 81-740/741, 81-740.1/741.1, 81-740.4/741.4 which are used in Moscow Metro, and 81-740.2/741.2, 81-740.2B/741.2B which is technically adapted and designed for Sofia Metro.

Automatic control system and universal control panel was designed by Tikhomirov Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design (NIIP).

Control Panel

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