February 14, 2004 - Opening of the first high-speed commuter line Moscow - Mytishchi
Especially for this route was established train a new generation of "Sputnik". Travel time from Moscow to Mytischi reduced from 35 to 18 minutes.
Train EM4 "Sputnik" - a fundamentally new type of rolling stock for commuter traffic. In his designs have found their practical application more than 200 of the latest developments and proprietary technologies of domestic research institutes. The train is designed in record time - in just 6 months. New technical solutions used in the train "Sputnik" provide savings in operating costs 1.55 million rubles. in a composition year.
Wagons "Sputnik" designed by type metrovagonov that are optimally adapted to transport large numbers of passengers. Lack of vestibules and a smaller number of seats will increase the total capacity of the cabin by 56 people. Additional third pair of doors facilitate passengers in and out of the car.
The saloon cars used the original ventilation system, which performs the functions and the air conditioner and heater, and "air curtain" for the doors. Interior design developed in the style of "high-tech" with environmentally friendly materials that have a high fire resistance.
For the first time in the domestic car building reached monolithic structures and exterior trim unity through cover undercar equipment special decorative shields, armor and smooth significant glazing made windows. Instead of mirrors train is equipped with video cameras.
Today, technology is a high-speed commuter successfully distributed.