Table of contents:
- Varieties of wagons
- What are equipped with
- General description of wagons
- Car Features
- NE and Lux
- Disadvantages of a double-decker train
Since 2015, a double-decker train has been put into operation on Russian railways. It has sleeping and seating cars, suites and specially equipped compartments for the disabled and their attendants. The ticket may include not only bedding, but also food. What does a double decker car look like? The inside view is described in this article.
Varieties of wagons
Let's start with a general description of the train. The cars are manufactured at the Tver plant. The advantage of the new train is a significant increase in passenger seats. This allows you to reduce the cost of the trip. The cars are represented by several classes:
- 1st and 2nd class seating.
In the photo of a double-decker car (view from the inside), you can see that the floors are connected by a small staircase. Regardless of their type - compartment or "seated" - they are all located on both tiers. Each train consists of the following cars:
- one CB;
What are equipped with
The train is equipped with air conditioners and dry closets, which are not closed at the stations, and now you do not need to wait for departure to use them. In single-deck trains, the compartment car has only thirty-six seats. In double-deck trains - twice as much. There are no electrical sockets in the corridors of the second tier, as they are available in every compartment.
The upper and lower floors in the cars are completely identical. They almost do not differ from the usual standard single-tier compositions. But on the second floor there is a slight slope of the roof, which makes it not very comfortable to sleep.
General description of wagons
The inside view of a double-decker car is almost identical to a single-deck car. All trains consist of isolated compartments for 2 or 4 seats. Each room has a mirror, bedding, a table, shelves for small things. All compartments are equipped with lamps. Small ladders are provided for climbing to the upper places. The numbering has remained the same, even numbers are the top places, the corresponding numbers are indicated on the left.
You can enter or leave the premises using special magnetic keys. All carriages have free internet and three dry closets. The train is well heated from the inside. Coupes are equipped with two sockets up to 100 watts. Windows in all carriages are closed with double-glazed windows. The inter-car space is hermetically packed, the doors open automatically after pressing the button. From the insidedoors do not open.
The compartment car looks familiar, the boiling water is next to the conductors' room. A staircase at the entrance leads to the second floor. It has a mirror in the middle to prevent passengers from colliding, and there is a small trash box next to it. In the compartment itself there are soft seats, but on the upper shelves it is somewhat cramped. The room is equipped not only with an electric lock, but also with a mechanical lock.
The navigation and satellite communications system (GLONASS) is operating in the staff car. The inside view of the two-story "sitting car" looks like an electric train. The same long seats, located opposite each other, but soft, with high backs and very comfortable. Above the chairs on each side hangs a small TV and a mirror. The dining car is located on the second floor and can accommodate from 44 to 48 people. On the first tier there is only a bar counter.
NE and Lux
What does a double-deck SV car look like? Inside view: LCD TVs are installed in double compartments. And one for each seat. In the rooms designed for four passengers, almost everything remained the same. Sleeping places and a table are arranged in the same way as in the usual single-tier trains.
The view from the inside of the double-decker "Lux" car is not much different from the usual situation. On the floor - carpet, there are a number of additional amenities. And compartments for the disabled are equipped with special devices for the comfort of people with disabilities.disabled.
The height of the ceilings on the first floor is two meters, but on the top shelf you won't be able to sit in full height, only crouching down. This makes a double-decker car unattractive for tall people. The view from the inside shows that for convenience there is not one dustbin, but several cabinets. All of them are divided into types of garbage that must be disposed of: metal, wood, plastic, food waste.
Disadvantages of a double-decker train
The view from the inside of the double-decker car in some aspects negatively differs from the previous trains. On the ground floor, there are no longer upper ceiling shelves where luggage could be placed and where the conductors put mattresses and pillows. As a result, all things have to be tamped down somehow. Boiling water is available only on the first floor.
The inter-car space is very hermetically closed, there is absolutely no draft, so it will not work on the sly. Otherwise, all the smoke will go into the cars. If there are many passengers on the train, then the service is somewhat delayed, since the number of conductors remains the same (there are two of them per carriage). During the movement of the train, it sways strongly and therefore you need to walk up the stairs very carefully, otherwise you can easily get injured.