R1: Innovative Three-Section Low Floor Tram

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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.

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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.

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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. .

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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.

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