R1: Innovative Three-Section Low Floor Tram
Uraltransmash Ural Plant of Transport Engineering, a part of Uralvagonzavod Research and Production Corporation, together with Atom Experimental Design Bureau has developed a new three-section low floor tram. This is the first in Russia absolutely low floor tram, unique in our country today.
While creating the R1 concept, the designers followed a special approach to the tram positioning in the urban landscape. Low speed and fixed rail infrastructure make the tram part of the city’s architectural appearance.
Chief designer of the project Alexey Maslov describes his approach with the formula: VEHICLE + ARCHITECTURE = VEHITECTURE.
This synthetic term best reflects the new interdisciplinary space of vehicle design and architecture where the concept of R1 was created. .
Interior configuration is optional and adaptable to the tasks of a particular route and specifics of urban environment. The high level of comfort and the modern visual solution offered by the tram enable it to meet the needs of a large part of the population, who make daily trips from remote areas to the urban city.